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Train carrying GOP lawmakers collides with truck in Virginia


A train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat collided with a truck in Virginia on Wednesday morning.

The train was in Crozet, Va., when it collided with a large truck, local NBC affiliate WVIR tweeted.

Several GOP House members tweeted from the wreck at about 11:30 a.m., saying there were people aboard with minor injuries.

A train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat slammed into a truck Wednesday morning.

(Seth Wenig/AP)

“We are on our way to our annual GOP retreat, the train carrying members and spouses hit something. Laina and I are ok, I am helping those that are injured, I will have Laina keep you updated as I know more,” Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) tweeted.

Marshall, a medical doctor, was helping people injured when the train hit a garbage truck.

Several other lawmakers — including Reps. Chris Curbelo, Don Bacon and Bradley Byrne — said the train was in West Virginia at the time of the incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.