BNSF Crash Kills Two

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team of investigators to investigate a rear end collision between two Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) trains.

The collision occurred at 7 a.m. on April 17 in McPherson, Iowa.

Early information indicates that a BNSF freight train collided with a standing BNSF maintenance train. Two BNSF employees were killed. Two locomotives and multiple cars derailed as a result of the accident.

Michael Flannigan is serving as the Investigator-in-Charge for the 7-member team from the NTSB.