1 dead after truck collides with train in Fla.


Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:23 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:23 p.m.

ORLANDO — A dump truck driver was killed after his vehicle collided with an Amtrak passenger train south of downtown Orlando.

Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds says six passengers and two crew members from the Silver Star Train 91 were taken to hospitals for minor injuries Thursday.

The train was traveling from New York to Miami, and it was on the Orlando-to-Tampa leg of the route when it collided with the dump truck. The truck's driver wasn't immediately identified.

There were 139 passengers on the train, and they were going to be taken to their final destinations in Florida by bus.

Leeds says some trains in Florida were being held while crew members cleaned up the tracks and that could cause some delays later in the day.

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