Bad truck brakes blamed for Nevada Amtrak crash that killed a Utahn

 Thursday, December 13, 2012

 The Salt Lake Tribune

The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that a distracted driver in a truck with bad brakes was the probable cause of a fiery collision with an Amtrak passenger train that left six, including a Utahn, dead in northern Nevada last year.

On a 5-0 vote, the panel also agreed Tuesday that insufficient strength of passenger car walls likely contributed to the number of deaths and more than a dozen injuries after the truck skidded 300 feet into the train on June 24, 2011.
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