Disney World Monorail Crash Kills Theme Park "Cast Member"

Jul. 5 2009, Updated 2:45 p.m. ET

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Two of Disney World's famed monorail trains collided at 2 AM Sunday morning, killing one of the drivers.  The trains, carrying just six guests, were leaving Epcot on one of the last runs of the night.  It was the first fatal crash in the 38-year history of the Florida theme park's rail system.

Austin Wenneberg, 21, died at the scene, as park guests unsuccessfully attempted to reach the trapped man.

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Disney World released a statement: "Today, we mourn the loss of our fellow cast member. Our hearts go out to his family and to those who have lost a friend and co-worker.  The safety of our guests and cast members is always our top priority."

(Photo: Newscom)

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