The National Transportation Safety Board has released its report on the June 27, 2022 crash involving an Amtrak passenger train in Menden, Missouri. During the incident, the train struck a dump truck at a crossing. 146 passengers and crew members on the train were transported to hospitals with injuries following the crash. The train was traveling from Los Angeles, California to Chicago, Illinois. The NTSB’s report documents the probable cause of the crash:
The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the collision between Amtrak train 4 and the MS Contracting LLC dump truck was the truck driver proceeding for unknown reasons into the highway-grade crossing without stopping despite the presence of a stop sign and approaching train. Contributing to the collision was the grade crossing’s design, which reduced drivers’ ability to see approaching trains and made stopping as required by Missouri law difficult for heavy trucks.
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