Report by Paula Antolini
January 31, 2018 1:19PM EDT
NATIONAL BREAKING NEWS
Breaking News …Train/Dump Truck Crash, 1 Fatality: Republican Members of Congress Heading to a GOP Retreat Aboard
An Amtrak train carrying members of Congress to a Republican retreat in West Virginia slammed into a dump truck on Wednesday, throwing lawmakers from their seats and leaving at least one person dead, officials said. The accident occurred in Crozet, Va., near Charlottesville, Va.
“There is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury. There are no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “Senior Administration officials are in regular contact with Amtrak and state and local authorities. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by this incident.”
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