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NTSB Sending Team to Investigate Freight Train Derailment in Rockford, Illinois
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 NTSB Sending Team to Investigate Freight Train Derailment in Rockford, Illinois

The National Transportation Safety Board is dispatching a go-team to investigate the freight train derailment in Rockford, Illinois, on Friday, June 19th.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. (CDT) on Friday, a CN freight train derailed several tank cars carrying ethanol at a grade crossing resulting in an explosion and fire. One fatality and multiple injuries have been reported.

Railroad Investigator Stephen Klejst is Investigator-in-Charge and will lead a team of 14. NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the on-scene spokesman. Keith Holloway is the press officer accompanying the team.

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
 
 
 

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