On Wednesday morning, January 31st, nearly 200 Republican Congress members—including Speaker Paul Ryan, Senators, and family members, were involved in a train crash. Reports stated that the Congressmen were en route to an upcoming retreat in West Virginia when the train unexpectedly hit a garbage truck.
As a result of the crash, there were multiple injuries and one fatality. However, sources confirmed that all members of Congress and Senators were not injured.
Rep. Steve Scalise, who was not aboard the train, updated the nation on the Congressmen's status. According to Scalise, "they are all safe," but he is asking for prayers for the other harmed individuals.
The driver of the truck sadly passed away at the scene. The condition of the other two passengers is unclear. They have not yet been identified to the public.
President Donald Trump has been briefed on the train cash, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. He has not yet made an official statement, but he is expected to do so soon. Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Paul Ryan did respond to the train crash via social media.
Watch the CBS video below for more information:
This story is developing and will be updated as more information is released. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
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