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Congressman Valadao on board train during crash, McCarthy was not

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck in Crozet, Va., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. An Amtrak passenger train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Va. No lawmakers were believed injured, but it at least one person in the truck was said to be seriously injured. (Allison Wrabel/ The Daily Progress via AP)

Congressman David Valadao was on the Amtrack train that crashed into a truck in West Virginia on Wednesday morning, but members of his office said he's OK.


Eyewitness News also reached out to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office, which said he was not on board the train during the crash.

The train was carrying members of Congress to a legislative retreat, and McCarthy was driving separately.

The White House said one person died in the accident, and one person was seriously injured.


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