Police: Safety Lights Working in Train-Truck Crash

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NORTH BERWICK, Maine (AP) - Police say safety lights were flashing and gates were down when a tractor-trailer crossed into the path of an Amtrak train that hit the truck in Maine, killing the driver and injuring the train engineer and several passengers.

North Berwick Police Chief Stephen Peasley says one witness reports that trucker slammed on the brakes and skidded into the intersection before being smashed by the train around 11 a.m. Monday.

None of the train's 112 passengers or two crew members suffered
life-threatening injuries. Peasley says the truck driver was hauling trash to an incinerator in Biddeford. The driver's identity wasn't immediately released.

Both the truck and locomotive caught fire. The engineer hopped off the train and separated the burning engine from the passenger cars to keep the flames from spreading.

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