Federal Investigators to Examine Butler County Crash that Killed 10 People

ALABAMA (June 20, 2021)—the Alabama News Network has learned that investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will be going to Butler County to examine Saturday’s crash that killed 10 people, nine of them children.

An estimated 15 vehicles were involved in the wreck on Interstate 65 NB between Greenville and Fort Deposit. Local investigators believed rain from Tropical Storm Claudette may have been a factor and may have caused at least one vehicle to hydroplane.

Ten NTSB investigators are scheduled to arrive in Alabama tonight. The NTSB tweeted “The NTSB, in coordination with the Alabama Highway Patrol, is sending 10 investigators to conduct a safety investigation of the fatal June 19, 2021, multi-vehicle crash on I-65, in Butler County, Alabama.”

The NTSB tweeted in a second tweet “NTSB investigation will focus on vehicle technologies such as forward collision warning systems, CMV fuel tank integrity, motor carrier operations and occupant survivability. NTSB investigators will arrive in the area Sunday evening.” 

The investigation will focus on vehicle technologies such as forward collision warning systems, fuel tank integrity, motor carrier operations and occupant survivability.

Eight of the people killed were in a small bus from the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch. The other two  were in an SUV. Fire was a factor in the wreck.

Stay with www.BeeNewsDailyBlog.com for updates on this story.

Source: Alabama News Network

Photo: Ten people were killed in a fiery 15-vehicle wreck on Interstate 65 in Butler County on Saturday, June 19, 2021 – Alabama News Network

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