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NYC accident puts 2015 train crash meeting on hold

KOB.com Web Staff
March 13, 2018 08:56 PM

ROSWELL, N.M. -- It's been nearly two years since a deadly train crash near Roswell. Those looking for answers will have to wait longer after another accident.

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Sunday night's helicopter crash in New York's East River took up the resources of the National Transportation and Safety Board. It forced a rescheduling of Tuesday's meeting to figure out what caused two freight trains to collide near Roswell in 2015.

The collision left an engineer dead and a second crew member seriously injured. A preliminary report revealed that a manually operated switch was locked into the wrong place and sent a moving train crashing into a parked one.

Investigators believe the engineer who died may have survived the crash if he didn't jump because the train's survival area was fully intact.

A date for the rescheduled meeting on the southeast New Mexico crash has not yet been made.

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