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NTSB to determine cause of fatal 2015 New Mexico rail wreck

Apr 10, 2018

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Federal safety officials are expected 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 is meeting in Washington on Tuesday. 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 about 20 minutes before the wreck and weren't present when it happened.