Norfolk Southern Sues Workers Over Scott County Crash

Posted at 10:16 AM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 10:16:59-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A railway company is suing two men it says failed to prevent a train crash and derailment.

The Norfolk Southern Railway Co. lawsuit says locomotive engineer Kevin Tobergte and conductor Andrew Hall failed to reduce a train’s speed and prevent its collision with another train.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the March 18 crash in Georgetown destroyed two Norfolk Southern locomotives, derailed 13 cars and caused a fire and temporary evacuation. The lawsuit says the men are liable for damages to railway property and costs related to removing spilled fuel.

The Herald-Leader says lawyer Robert Cetrulo filed the suit Thursday in Lexington, Kentucky, and declined to comment. It also says Tobergte and Hall could not be reached.