NTSB Sets Dec. 11 Hearing on Deadly Amtrak Crash - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

NTSB Sets Dec. 11 Hearing on Deadly Amtrak Crash

Posted: Updated:

Federal safety regulators will meet in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 11 to determine the probable cause of an Amtrak crash that killed a semi-truck driver and five passengers on a train he slammed into in Nevada last year.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced the new date Thursday after canceling a meeting that had been scheduled for earlier this week due to Hurricane Sandy.

The double-trailer truck skidded the length of a football field before crashing into the westbound train about 70 miles east of Reno in June 2011.

The NTSB said in preliminary findings in September that video and audio from the lead locomotive show the crossing gates were down and the train horn and crossing bell were activated properly. Lawsuits against Amtrak claim otherwise. (AP)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for California, Nevada

    National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for California, Nevada

    Friday, May 25 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-05-25 20:51:07 GMT

    The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Flood Watch for portions of California and Nevada through Friday evening.

    More >>

    The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Flood Watch for portions of California and Nevada through Friday evening.

    More >>
  • las vegas rallies behind vegas golden knights with #nocaps

    las vegas rallies behind vegas golden knights with #nocaps

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:49:57 GMT

    the las vegas golden knights are scheduled to play the washington capitals this monday in the stanley cup finals. to show their support, the city and clark county are going lowercase!

    More >>

    the las vegas golden knights are scheduled to play the washington capitals this monday in the stanley cup finals. to show their support, the city and clark county are going lowercase!

    More >>
  • Suspect In Custody After Hours-Long Standoff At Marracco Drive In Sparks

    Suspect In Custody After Hours-Long Standoff At Marracco Drive In Sparks

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:39:25 GMT

    The Sparks Police Department reports that a man is in custody after an hours-long standoff at a residence on Marracco Drive and East Prater Way. The suspect had multiple warrants for drug related convictions and one for assault with a deadly weapon.

    More >>

    The Sparks Police Department reports that a man is in custody after an hours-long standoff at a residence on Marracco Drive and East Prater Way. The suspect had multiple warrants for drug related convictions and one for assault with a deadly weapon.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.