UPDATED: Train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck; Rep. Marshall tended to victims


This photo provided by a member of Congress, shows a crash site near Crozet, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday, lawmakers said. (AP Photo)

Updated: Wednesday, 1:52 p.m.

The White House is confirming one fatality and one serious injury after a chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck, according to a report from the Associated Press Wednesday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are no serious injuries among members of Congress or congressional staff.

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) was on that train and tweeted he was uninjured. He also tweeted he was able to tend to victims.

Sanders says President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the matter and is receiving regular updates.

The train carrying the lawmakers hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lawmakers are heading to their annual legislative retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Other Kansas lawmakers tweeted that they’re okay:


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