Driver in collision with Amtrak train could face charges
PORTLAND, Maine — A Portland man who drove his car around the gates at a railroad crossing as an Amtrak train approached could face charges. Derso Mekonen, 56, drove his car around a line of vehicles stopped at a railroad crossing, Friday, Jan. 27, and collided with an Amtrak Downeaster train.
Mekonen was treated for minor injuries. Amtrak reports that no passengers or crew on the train were hurt.
Portland police told the Bangor Daily News that they are still investigating, but anticipate that charges will be filed against Mekonen.
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