Accident Investigations

HQ-2013-24 (Finalized)

  • 23
  • Oct
  • 2013
ACCIDENT TYPE: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incident (HRX)
LOCATION: Fontanet, IN
RAILROAD: CSX Transportation
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
ABSTRACT: On October 23, 2013, at approximately 1:57 a.m., EDT, northeast bound CSX Transportation (CSX) Freight Train Q10622 collided with a motor vehicle that was on the tracks at Rio Grande Road, Milepost (MP) QS61.4. The accident occurred near Fontanet, Indiana, in Nevins Township on the St. Louis Subdivision on double main track, Main Track 1. Movements on this part of the railroad are under current of traffic with signals in both directions and controlled by the dispatcher located at CSX’s Dispatch Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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