Updated Jan 31, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Train carrying GOP lawmakers hit a truck en route to West Virginia

Republican members of Congress were on an Amtrak train headed to West Virginia for their retreat Wednesday morning when they hit a garbage truck. Two of the of the truck passengers are injured and a third has died, per the Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe, who heard from Sen. Jeff Flake who helped carry one of the passengers to an ambulance.

The latest: A GOP aide told Axios that Congress members are mostly fine with just some whiplash and knocked heads. Rep. Jason Lewis is reportedly being checked out for a concussion; he said he's "fine compared to, tragically, the truck drivers, and thankful for the prompt action of our doctors and first responders."

They are currently being transferred to buses to continue going to the retreat, according to Politico's Jake Sherman.

A photo of the truck:

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