Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers to Retreat Crashes Into Truck
No serious injuries reported among members of Congress.
A train carrying Republican lawmakers to a party retreat in West Virginia crashed Wednesday into a dump truck on the tracks.
Amtrak said in a statement that there were no injuries to passengers or crew members. Fox News has confirmed there was one fatality related to the wreck.
Lawmakers aboard the train are reporting minor injuries being treated by first responders.
We're fine, but our train hit a garbage truck. Members with medical training are assisting the drivers of the truck. pic.twitter.com/0I9jOwHTmb
— Rep. Greg Walden (@repgregwalden) January 31, 2018
Our train heading to the GOP Retreat in West Virginia has been involved in an accident. I am safe but first responders are treating minor injuries on the train & treating the truck drivers. Praying....
— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) January 31, 2018
I’m on the train w/members of Congress that was just involved in a crash. I’m ok. Most members are ok but serious injuries on the ground.
— James Comer (@KYComer) January 31, 2018
Rachel, the kids, and I are okay but we are awaiting more details and praying for those who were in the truck
— Sean Duffy (@RepSeanDuffy) January 31, 2018
The train carrying GOP members to our retreat had a collision, but Rebecca and I are both okay. Security and doctors on board are helping secure the scene and treat injuries.
— Rep. Bradley Byrne (@RepByrne) January 31, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan was aboard the train and was unhurt.
Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.) spoke with "Outnumbered" by phone from the scene, reporting some whiplash and a possible concussion. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) estimated about 200 members of Congress were aboard the train.
Photos from the scene show the large truck smashed and debris scattered around the scene, but the train did not derail.
The crash occurred in Crozet, Virginia, outside Charlottesville, as the House and Senate members traveled from Washington, D.C. to the Greenbrier Resort.
President Trump is set to travel to the gathering on Thursday.
The Greenbrier Resort, located in White Sulphur Springs, is owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who made headlines last year when he switched parties to become a Republican.
— Laura Perrot (@LauraCPerrot) January 31, 2018
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