Dump Truck Driver Killed in Amtrak Crash


CROZET, VA – A train carrying GOP lawmakers to a retreat in Charlottesville, West Virginia, collided with a dump truck, killing the driver, and injuring two Amtrak crew and two passengers on the train.

The White House confirmed there were no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff. Amtrak also said no one on the train was seriously injured, though two crew members and two passengers were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to a spokeswoman.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it had dispatched a team to the site and would provide updates as they gather additional information about the crash.

The train was carrying members of the House and Senate, some of their spouses and children and aides, although it was not immediately clear which members are onboard.

Reports say that doctors on the train attempted to save the driver’s life, but were unable to do so.

Garbage was strewn around and a resident said the truck belonged to Time Disposal. A spokesman for the company said a team is heading to the scene.

The lawmakers reportedly have been transferred to buses to the retreat.

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