The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is continuing its investigation into the May 25, 2013 collision between a Union Pacific train and a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train in Chaffee, Missouri (MO). The crash caused several rail cars to derail and careen into the supports of highway overpass that subsequently collapsed.
The preliminary NTSB report was released on Friday June 7, 2013. The report indicates that the Union Pacific train had a signal to stop. The BNSF train was following its signal to proceed. The property damage estimates from the initial report total approximately $11 million. No serious injuries were reported.