Accident Investigations

HQ-2015-1025 (Finalized)

  • 09
  • Mar
  • 2015
ACCIDENT TYPE: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Incident (HRX)
RAILROAD: Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Hazardous Materials, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
KEYWORDS: Accident Investigations, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, CSX Transportation , Hazardous Materials
ABSTRACT: On March 9, 2015, at 12:19 p.m., EDT, northbound Amtrak Carolinian Passenger Train PO80-09 struck a semi tractor-trailer near Halifax, North Carolina. The truck, pulling an oversized load, was attempting to maneuver over the highway-rail grade crossing on State Route 903 East to turn left onto Highway 301 North. The U.S. DOT Crossing Number is 629659J. The subject highway-rail grade crossing is located on the CSX Transportation (CSX) Florence Division, North End Subdivision, Milepost A89.81.