Train carrying GOP lawmakers crashes, Oklahoma senator on board

Train carrying GOP lawmakers crashes, Oklahoma senator on board

A train carrying members of Congress to a GOP retreat struck a garbage truck in Virginia and some people are injured, according to those at the scene. Lawmakers aboard the train are reporting minor injuries.

We are on our way to our annual GOP retreat, the train carrying members and spouses hit something.

Amtrak released a statement, saying, "An Amtrak train came into contact with a vehicle that was on the tracks at 11:20 a.m.in Crozet, Va".

The Greenbrier Resort, located in White Sulphur Springs, is owned by the family of Gov. Jim Justice, who made headlines previous year when he switched parties to become a Republican.

An aide confirmed Ryan was on the train and is fine. "I don't know that for sure, it's a long train".

One GOP source told CNN they were unsure how many members of Congress were on the train or how many people were injured, but said there were injuries. "Members with medical training are assisting the drivers of the truck", tweeted Rep. Greg Walden.

The train left Washington, D.C. from Union Station.

FOX23 is updating this story as it develops.

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