Monorail crash at Walt Disney World leaves one dead

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:56 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Walt Disney World says a monorail at the Florida theme park is out of service after an employee death.

The Reedy Creek Fire Department tells Orlando television station WESH that two monorails collided around 2 a.m. Sunday, killing the operator of one of the trains. The station says no guests were seriously injured.

Walt Disney World vice president of public affairs Mike Griffin issued a statement offering condolences to the employee's family and saying the monorail was closed.

A Disney spokeswoman declined to discuss details of the accident.

Messages were left by The Associated Press seeking comment from the fire department and the sheriff's office.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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