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Jul112011

Amtrak Train Collides with Dump Truck in Maine

PRNewsFoto/Siemens(NORTH BERWICK, Maine) -- At least one person is dead after a crash involving an Amtrak train and a dump truck near North Berwick, Maine.

The rail company says there were no initial reports of serious or life threatening injuries to those aboard the Amtrak train, but attributed a single death to that of the truck driver.

“The driver of  the dump truck reportedly suffered fatal injuries,” Amtrak said in a statement Monday.

The train was approximately a half-hour from its destination of Portland, Maine, when the incident happened. Passengers were being transferred to buses to complete their trips.

Amtrak could not immediately say whether the train struck the truck or vice-versa.

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