(Charlottesville, VA) -- Local congressman John Faso was on an Amtrak train that was involved in a wreck in Virginia today. The train was carrying Republican lawmakers and their families to a GOP retreat in West Virginia when it collided with a dump truck. Congressman Faso’s staff says he was uninjured in the crash.
The collision occurred just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, where the train is now stopped. A nurse at the scene told an NBC affiliate in Charlottesville that there is at least one fatality and one person in critical condition. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump has been made aware of the collision.
In a statement, Amtrak said the train came into contact with the dump truck just after 11:20AM Eastern time. The statement adds that local law enforcement is investigating the incident and crews are inspecting equipment for damage.
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