NTSB opens docket for fatal Tennessee work zone crash investigation

Report includes factual information, photos, video from surveillance camera

Posted September 30, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) opened the docket on September 26 for its ongoing investigation of a fatal 2015, Tennessee highway work zone crash, involving a semitractor-trailer and eight passengers vehicles. Six people were fatally injured in the crash.

The public docket contains only factual information collected by NTSB investigators, and does not provide analysis, findings, recommendations, or probable cause determinations. No conclusions about how or why an accident occurred should be drawn from the docket.

The docket opening marks a transition in the investigative process where the majority of facts needed for the investigation have been gathered and the NTSB can move ahead with analysis of those facts. Opening the docket affords those with a need and desire for its contents the opportunity review what factual information has been gathered about the accident. Any analysis, findings, recommendations, or probable cause determinations related to the accident will be issued by the Board at a later date.

The docket for this crash investigation contains interview summaries, investigative group factual reports, relevant photos, maintenance records, and a video study from a surveillance camera that captured traffic flow and the final accident sequence.

The docket material is available go.usa.gov/xKt3S.

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