1 dead after train carrying GOP members of Congress crashes into truck

One person is dead after an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress to a retreat collided with a truck in Virginia.

The fatality was the driver of the garbage truck that was hit. Another passenger in the truck is reportedly in critical condition. Nobody on the train, including all congressional members and their families, was seriously injured.

The train crashed in Crozet, Virginia just outside Charlottesville.

Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo was on the train with his wife and spoke about the accident.

"There was a sudden impact, a loud noise and everyone was jolted,"  said Curbelo.

House Speaker Paul Ryan was also on board but is fine. The White House says Chief of Staff John Kelly briefed President Trump of the accident.

The train was carrying lawmakers to a retreat location in West Virginia.

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