NTSB Heads to WMATA Derailment

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched an investigator to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) derailment in Washington, DC.

NTSB has designated Jim Southworth, Chief, Railroad Division, as the Investigator-in-Charge.

At 10:15 am, (EST), a northbound WMATA Red Line train, consisting of six train cars, derailed north of the Farragut North station. There were three minor injuries reported.