ORLANDO, FL (AP) - Walt Disney World officials say a monorail crashed in the Magic Kingdom section of the Florida theme park, killing an employee. Train service has been shut down. Zoraya Suarez says a monorail coming from the Epcot section crashed.
The Reedy Creek Fire Department tells Orlando television station WESH that two monorails collided around 2:00am 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.