Photo, above: A train carrying Republican lawmakers on their way to their retreat in West Virginia has hit a truck. (Photo courtesy Rep. Greg Walden, via Twitter)
All lawmakers on the train are reported to be OK, though some on board sustained injuries. The train was also carrying members’ spouses and staff members to the retreat in White Sulphur Springs.
“The President has been fully briefed on the situation in Virginia and is receiving regular updates. There is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury. There are no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement.
The accident occurred in Albemarle County, Va., west of Crozet, Va. (Note: Crozet, Virginia is just outside liberal bastion Charlottesville)