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UPDATED: Amtrak Downeaster that left Boston crashes in Maine

112 passengers on board, one fatality

The driver of a Maine dump truck that collided with an Amtrak Downeaster train that left Boston Monday morning was killed in the collision, according to reports.

Forty miles from Portland, both the train and the truck caught fire when they intersected on the tracks in North Berwick.

Patricia Quinn from the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority said that the train was traveling northbound with 112 passengers on board.

Four of those passengers were treated for minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Two on-board crew members also suffered minor injuries.

Shots from a news helicopter showed garbage and debris sprawled across the railroad tracks at the scene of the crash on Maine Street Monday.

The train left Boston's North Station around 9 a.m., according to Amtrak's schedule.

Crews continued to work to remove the debris from the site to have the track re-opened for tomorrow morning’s rush hour.

The following operational plan has been put in place for the remainder of Monday:

* Normal train service for passengers on trains #687 and 689 between Boston’s North Station and Dover, New Hampshire will be provided with alternate bus transportation provided for destinations north of Dover, New Hampshire

* Normal train service for passengers traveling on train #688 between Portland, ME and Wells, ME, with alternate bus transportation provided for travel south of Dover, New Hampshire

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