Update 2: The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s sending a “go team” to the site of today’s fatal Amtrak crash in Virginia.
Update: Of the three passengers that were aboard the dump truck, one has died, according to Fox News and the Washington Post.
According to CNBC, one member of Congress has been sent to the hospital, but their identity has not yet been revealed.
A chartered train carrying dozens of Republican lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia collided with dump truck near Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday – but fortunately no lawmakers are believed to have been injured in the accident.
“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-Ore., wrote on Twitter.
According to the Associated Press, a GOP aide said the train is partially derailed. GOP Rep. Tom Cole told the AP that a person in the truck may have been seriously injured.