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NTSB to determine cause of fatal 2015 New Mexico rail wreck

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The Associated Press
February 08, 2018 01:03 PM

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Federal safety officials plan in March to determine the probable cause of a fatal 2015 wreck involving two freight trains in southeastern New Mexico.

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The National Transportation Safety Board says it also plans during the March 13 meeting in Washington to issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing similar accidents in the future.

A Southwestern Railroad engineer was killed and a second crew member was seriously was injured when their train struck a train parked on a siding 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Roswell on April 28, 2015.

The NTSB in September 2015 issued a preliminary report on the wreck. It 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.

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