A train carrying members of Congress heading to a retreat in West Virginia has hit a truck, Republican lawmakers have said.
WASHINGTON — A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville on Wednesday.
No lawmakers were believed injured, but it at least one person in the truck was said to be seriously injured.
The train hit a garbage truck, Rep. Roger Marshall tweeted.
Photos shared on Twitter from the scene also show what appeared to be a damaged trash truck and trash littering the sides of the train tracks.
Marshall, a Kansas Republican, was among the GOP members of Congress headed to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulfur Springs for a three-day issues retreat featuring appearances by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
“We’re fine, but our train hit a garbage truck. Members with medical training are assisting the drivers of the truck,” Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, wrote on Twitter.
Albemarle County police said they were called to the scene of a crash involving a train and a vehicle in Crozet.