An Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress to a party retreat struck a garbage truck outside Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday.
A nurse on the scene reported at least one fatality and at least one person in critical condition after the crash, WVIR-TV, an NBC affiliate in Charlottesville, said on Twitter. The outlet did not specify whether the two were in the truck or the train, but Amtrak said there were no reported injuries on the train.
Two people in the truck appear to be severely injured, said Representative French Hill of Arkansas. “Everybody on the train is okay,” he said. “It was a very sudden jolt to the train, but the train slowed down and is still on the track when it came to a stop.”