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Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck, one dead

Posted on January 31, 2018

Screenshot of Crozet, Va. Amtrak train crash via NBC News.
Screenshot of Crozet, Va. Amtrak train crash via NBC News.

CROZET, Va. — A chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat collided with a trash truck in Virginia Wednesday morning and left at least one person dead, NBC News reported.

A spokesperson for the Congressional Institute, which sponsors the retreat, said the person who died and a person who was critically injured were both in the truck, according to the report.

"Two Amtrak crew members and two passengers were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Local law enforcement is investigating the incident," the statement said.

The NTSB said they were sending a Go-Team to the scene of the accident.

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