NTSB sets April 10 meeting on fatal New Mexico rail wreck

March 16, 2018

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Federal safety officials have rescheduled a meeting to determine the probable cause of a fatal 2015 collision involving two freight trains in New Mexico and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing similar wrecks.

The National Transportation Safety Board reset the meeting in Washington for April 10 after a meeting that was scheduled for earlier this week was canceled due to a fatal helicopter crash in New York City.

An engineer was killed and a second crew member was seriously injured when their Southwestern Railroad train struck a train parked on a siding near Roswell on April 28, 2015.

A preliminary report said the moving train went through a misaligned switch and that the parked train’s crew went off duty before the wreck and weren’t present when it happened.

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