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Disney monorail fatality still being probed


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- The investigation continues into yesterday's monorail accident at Walt Disney World Resort that killed a train operator.

Two monorails collided. It's the first fatal accident in the 38-year history of the park's system. Besides one person killed, authorities say at least five people were treated for minor injuries.

One woman visiting the park from London said you would think the monorail would be safe. And she added, "You don't expect it on holiday, do you?"

A Disney spokesman identified the operator as (Austin Wuennenberg) a 21-year-old college student. A friend describes him as a smart, talented guy who was very good with computers and "not reckless at all."

The monorail is shut down while authorities investigate.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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