Transportation Safety Board released more than 1,100 pages of factual information
Wednesday when it opened the public
docket for a fatal crash near St Marks, Florida, involving a large truck
and a bus carrying migrant workers.
The accident occurred July 2,
2016, when the bus driver failed to stop at an intersection with a flashing red
signal. The bus then struck the truck-tractor semitrailer combination vehicle,
which approached the intersection with a yellow caution signal. The bus driver
and three passengers died as a result of the collision.
(Top) Bus and truck involved in the St. Marks,
Florida, crash (Photo: Florida Highway Patrol). (Lower left) Motorcoach
involved in the Little Rock, Arkansas, crash
(Photo: Arkansas State Police). (Lower right) 15-passenger van involved in the
Ruther Glen, Virginia, crash (Photo: NTSB).
The public docket for this investigation
contains only factual information collected by NTSB investigators. The
docket opening marks a transition in the investigative process where the
majority of facts needed for the investigation have been gathered and the NTSB
can move ahead with analysis of those facts. Opening the docket affords
those with a need and desire for its contents the opportunity review what
factual information has been gathered about the accident.
The analysis, findings, recommendations,
and determination of the probable cause of the crash along with any
contributing factors will be deliberated and voted on at a public board meeting
scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Washington. In that meeting
investigators will also review circumstances of two other crashes involving
migrant workers – a Nov. 6, 2015, crash in Little Rock, Arkansas, and a June
18, 2016, accident in Ruther Glen, Virginia.
The docket material for the St.
Marks, Florida, investigationis available at https://go.usa.gov/xRu5c.
information about all three crashes is available on the St. Marks, Florida,
accident webpage: https://go.usa.gov/xRzKb.