Train carrying GOP members collides with truck
JT Thaden | Jan 31, 2018 AT 12:01 pm
A train carrying members of Congress, including ND and MN representatives to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck Wednesday, leaving at least one person dead. Minnesota Rep. Jason Lewis has been taken to the hospital for a possible concussion.
On train involved in the crash and am ok. Pray for those who are injured - minor injuries on train but more serious outside.
— Rep. Erik Paulsen (@RepErikPaulsen) January 31, 2018
Jacquie and I are both aboard the train. We are both OK. Thank you to those who have reached out. Praying for all.
— Tom Emmer (@RepTomEmmer) January 31, 2018
Kris and I are on the train and are OK. Praying for the drivers of the truck involved. https://t.co/F0YjdG364X
— Rep. Kevin Cramer (@RepKevinCramer) January 31, 2018
Republican members of Congress were on their way for a retreat at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, starting Wednesday and ending Friday. Vice President Mike Pence, who was not on the train, is scheduled to speak to members later Wednesday and President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the event tomorrow.
.@maryaliceparks Front of the train heading to the Greenbrier pic.twitter.com/QGUxUbo8m7
— Jeff Denham (@RepJeffDenham) January 31, 2018