NTSB: Train Missed Signals Before Oklahoma Crash - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

NTSB: Train Missed Signals Before Oklahoma Crash

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Federal investigators say 1 of 2 Union Pacific freight trains that collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle last summer and killed three workers missed signals warning it to slow down or stop.

Investigators told the National Transportation Safety Board at a Tuesday hearing in Washington about the June 24 wreck that the eastbound train passed a siding at 68 mph just prior to colliding head-on with a westbound train near Goodwell.

The collision sparked an inferno that nearly welded the locomotives together. One worker survived.

NTSB investigators say the eastbound train missed two signals to slow down and a final warning to stop.

The NTSB said Tuesday's hearing was for fact-finding and not to assess blame. It heard testimony from officials from Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific, government agencies and labor unions.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:44:02 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-10-22 18:57:01 GMT

    Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL...

    Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

  • McConnell says he's awaiting Trump guidance on health care

    McConnell says he's awaiting Trump guidance on health care

    Sunday, October 22 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-10-22 15:33:35 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-10-22 18:55:18 GMT

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if the president makes clear he supports it.

  • Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    Saturday, October 21 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-10-21 13:42:51 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-10-22 18:55:11 GMT

    All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief.

    All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for hurricane relief.

Powered by Frankly