No Wyoming Congress Members Involved In West Virginia Train Crash
WASHINGTON (AP) — None of the members of Wyoming's congressional delegation was on the train carrying members of Congress to a retreat involved in a collision with a truck in West Virginia on Wednesday morning.
Sen. John Barrasso told K2 Radio he was driving to the retreat and he is safe.
CNN published a list of the names of the Amtrak passengers. Neither Barrasso, Sen. Mike Enzi, nor Rep. Liz Cheney were mentioned.
These are the latest updates (all times local):
An Amtrak spokeswoman says a train has come into contact with a vehicle on the tracks in central Virginia — the same area where members of Congress are reporting their train struck a truck.
Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods says there are no reported injuries to passengers or crew members after the incident that happened around 11:20 a.m. in Crozet, Virginia. Crozet is about 15 miles west of Charlottesville.
Woods says the train originated in Washington, but she couldn't confirm that members of Congress were aboard.
She says local law enforcement is investigating and crews are inspecting equipment for damage.
The White House is confirming one fatality and one serious injury after a chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are no serious injuries among members of Congress or congressional staff.
Sanders says President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the matter and is receiving regular updates.
The train carrying the lawmakers hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Lawmakers are heading to their annual legislative retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.