LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — One person died Wednesday when a train carrying several House and Senate Republicans to a retreat in West Virginia collided with a garbage truck.
The impact reportedly threw passengers from their seats, but all the lawmakers appeared to be uninjured.READ MORE: Comedian Louie Anderson Dies At 68 After Battle With Cancer
It is unclear how many members of Congress were on the train, however, many lawmakers are said to have been traveling with their spouses and staff to the congressional retreat at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Congressman Steve Knight from Santa Clarita and his wife, Lily, were on the train but tweeted that they “are safe and uninjured.”READ MORE: VP Kamala Harris Visiting San Bernardino To Tout $600M In Wildfire Recovery Money For Calif.
The specially chartered Amtrak train departed Union Station from the nation’s capital around 8:30 in the morning, colliding with the truck about three hours later in Virginia.
The White House released a statement saying their “thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by this incident.”MORE NEWS: Malibu's Leo Carrillo State Park Partially Reopens This Weekend; Pacific Coast Highway Down To 1 Lane In Ventura County To Repair Surf Erosion
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