Two monorails collided at around 2 a.m. at the Transportation and Ticket Center, which is the hub for Walt Disney World's transportation system in Orlando.
Monorail Pink collided with Monorail Purple at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC), killing Austin Wuennenberg, 21, the pilot of Monorail Purple.
The pilot of Monorail Pink was injured in the accident, but the six park guests aboard Monorail Purple were not injured.
In an official statement, Zoraya Suarez of Disney's Public Relations said, Today we mourn the loss of our fellow cast member. Our hearts go out to his family and to those who have lost a friends and coworker. The safety of our guests and cast members is always our top priority. The monorail is out of service and we will continue to work closely with law enforcement to determine what happened and the appropriate next step.
Walt Disney World has temporarily shit down its monorail system and is pending investigation.
This is the first fatality on record for the Walt Disney World monorail system since its launch in 1971 and it will likely take quite some time to figure out exactly what went wrong.