UPDATE: NTSB: Driver caused crash that killed conductor in E Houston
Posted on Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 1:50 pm
HOUSTON, TX — NTSB officials released an update Thursday on its investigation into a fatal train crash late October involving a truck driver in east Houston, reports Houston Chronicle.
The collision, which took the life of a 19-year-old train conductor, occurred in the 1700 block of Federal Road near the city’s Greens Port Industrial Park on October 29, at around 4:00 a.m.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said nearby surveillance footage shows a truck carrying an empty fuel tank as it went southbound before turning into the park. Authorities said the truck appeared to run past the warning sign at the tracks without stopping. Shortly after, the truck was seen striking the rear of the train slowly backing out.
The victim had been standing on the end platform of the first railcar and was pinned by the truck. First responders pronounced him deceased at the scene.
No further information has been released.