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Board examines causes of 2011 train crash

A National Transportation Safety Board examining a fatal collision at a train crossing in the Nevada desert in June 2011 concluded Tuesday the collision involving an Amtrak passenger train and a tractor-trailer could have been prevented if the truck driver was not distracted, and if the brakes on his rig worked properly.A third cause addressed by the safety board was the shortcoming in the passenger rail car side strength led to five deaths on the train. The NTSB conducted a hearing in Washington, D.C., to determine the cause of the collision and to make recommendations. The NTSB agreed on the …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 12, 2012 03:42AM Published Dec 12, 2012 03:41AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.