An Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat collided with a garbage truck on Wednesday morning according to sources on the scene.
BREAKING: GOP train hit a truck on way to retreat. Sources say driver getting medical attention; members okay. Pic-> pic.twitter.com/99xmsGFEEs
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) January 31, 2018
— Laura Perrot (@LauraCPerrot) January 31, 2018
NOW: Amtrak train collides with garbage truck in Crozet. Nurse on scene reports at least one fatality and at least one in critical condition. NBC29 is on scene and will bring you more details as we get them. pic.twitter.com/eU0uYL0JQx
— NBC29 (@NBC29) January 31, 2018
According to Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, Rep. Greg Alden of Oregon, all GOP members are fine, and even some members with medical training went to assist those in the garbage truck that was struck.
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
According to reports, two drivers of the truck are being airlifted to a hospital. One, however, is dead.
One is okay.
One is badly injured.
One is dead.
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) January 31, 2018
RedState will continue to update this story as information comes out.