Missed signals to blame for deadly train crash

Posted on: 1:51 pm, February 26, 2013, by

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GOODWELL, Okla.—A collision between two freight trains that claimed the lives of three people may have been caused by missed signals.

Two Union Pacific freight trains hit head-on back in June near the town of Goodwell.

The crash also caused a massive fire on the tracks.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday that the eastbound train was going almost 70 miles per hour just before the accident.

It had passed a signal that was warning it to slow down or stop but may have not heeded the warning.