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Train collides with truck in Maine

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • NEW: The truck driver reportedly has died, Amtrak said
  • NEW: No serious injuries reported among 109 train passengers
  • The collision caused a fire and injured several people
  • It happened around 11 a.m.

(CNN) -- An Amtrak passenger train collided with a dump truck in North Berwick, Maine, on Monday morning, killing the truck driver and sparking a fire, transit officials said.

There were no initial reports of serious injuries among the 109 train passengers, Amtrak said.

The collision happened around 11 a.m., said Jamie Maynard, a dispatcher for Sanford Regional Communications.

Patricia Quinn of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority said the Amtrak Downeaster #691 was the train involved.

Amtrak said the incident disrupted "Downeaster" service and that alternate transportation was being provided to train passengers.

CNN's Jesse Solomon and Chuck Johnston contributed to this report