No report on train collision 13 months later
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | 9:56 a.m. CDT;
updated 12:36 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
ROCKVIEW — More than a year after two freight trains collided in southeast Missouri, the National Transportation Safety Board has yet to complete a final report on the accident.
The Southeast Missourian reports that NTSB officials said after the May 25, 2013, accident that the investigation would require up to a year.
The accident happened when a 60-car Union Pacific train hit a 75-car Burlington Northern Santa Fe train at the Rockview intersection. Cars were derailed, fire broke out and the overpass gave way. Five automobile passengers on the overpass were injured. A train conductor and engineer were also hurt.
A new overpass is now in place.
In an earlier preliminary report, the NTSB indicated the Union Pacific train may have run through a stop signal.
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