Trains Roll Again as Killed Truck Driver’s Identity Released

Updated 3 years ago

Amtrak’s Downeaster train is rolling again between Maine and Boston, a day after a fiery collision left a New Hampshire man dead.On Monday, a Downeaster train hit the tractor trailer truck of 35 year old Peter Barnum of Farmington, New Hampshire at a crossing in North Berwick, Maine, killing Barnum.The locomotive and a tractor-trailer both caught fire.There were 112 people on the train. Four passengers and two crew members suffered minor injuries.Patricia Quinn of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority says the speed through a section of track near the crash site will be 10 mph, so delays are possible.The Downeaster runs between Portland and Boston, serving nearly 1,400 passengers each day.


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