Arkansas congressmen safe after train collides with garbage truck, one person dead

A train carrying GOP members to a retreat crashed earlier, but Arkansas' lawmakers confirmed they are OK.

Five Arkansas congressmen are safe after an Amtrak train collided with a garbage truck in West Virginia.

The train was carrying several GOP legislators including Representatives Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack, Bruce Westerman and Senator John Boozman.

Rep. Crawford shared a video with THV11 that he took from inside the Amtrak train after the collision.

 

Currently, there is one confirmed death and one person seriously injured in the crash. There were no serious injuries reported among the lawmakers or their staff.

The train collided with the garbage truck about 126 miles away from Washington, D.C.

Republican legislators were heading to West Virginia for a Republican retreat on Thursday.

Senator Tom Cotton's office told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette he was not on the train.

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