(WASHINGTON) The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a Board meeting on April 24th in Washington, DC to determine the probable cause of a collision involving two BNSF Railway trains in Red Oak. The Board will also consider proposed safety recommendations to prevent similar accidents from occurring again.
Tuesday, April 17th, was the one year anniversary of the Red Oak train collision. A BNSF Railway coal train collided into the rear end of a standing BNSF Railway maintenance-of-the-way equipment train near Red Oak, which resulted in the derailment of two locomotives and 12 cars. Both crewmembers on the striking train were fatally injured.