Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers Hits Garbage Truck In Virginia

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The White House confirmed that one person was dead and no lawmakers were seriously injured in a collision involving a trash truck and a chartered train in USA state of Virginia on Wednesday.

After the crash, lawmakers took buses to get to their retreat.

The identity of the person who died in the crash is also unknown at this point, as is the status, and number, of those injured. He said he helped a man from the truck who was badly injured.

In a statement, Amtrak said the train crashed with the truck at 11:20 a.m. local time in Crozet, which is west of Charlottesville.

Rep. Jeff Denham tweeted a photo of the front of the train, which is scratched and dented but mostly intact.

"We were on our way to West Virginia and it was a sudden impact, a loud noise and everyone was jolted", Congressman Carlos Curbelo, of Florida, told NBC News.

Chartered Amtrak train collided with a dump truck near Crozet, Virginia; Republican members of Congress were traveling to their post-State of the Union retreat at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

While injuries on the train were described as minor, Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., tweeted that he was helping the injured.

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"Laura & I & multiple other physicians tended to the patients until EMTs showed up", the senator said, referring to his wife and emergency medical technicians.

One GOP source was unsure how many members of Congress were on the train or how many people were injured, but said there were injuries.

The White House is confirming one fatality and one serious injury.

"I'm fine compared to tragically the truck driver and thankful for our first responders", Lewis said in a statement.

Other doctor-lawmakers who helped included Reps. "There are no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff", said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

He said he looked out the window and saw a big pile of garbage, and it appeared the train had pushed the truck for a few hundred yards.

Sixteenth District U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker returned home to Lancaster on Wednesday morning before heading to the retreat, according to his communications director.

Stay with KMA News for more from this developing story.

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