OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Investigators say one of two freight trains that collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle should have been waiting on a side track while the other passed. Three Union Pacific workers are missing and presumed dead after Sunday morning's fiery crash. One conductor jumped from a locomotive shortly before the accident.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it found no problems with the train signals, and the agency is trying to determine who should have yielded. It also will look at the crew members' phone records to make sure the phones hadn't distracted them.
A truck driver who witnessed the accident said one train was traveling at 68 mph just before the crash while the other had slowed considerably as the collision became inevitable.