by Ruby Henley
President Trump was supposed to be on this Amtrack train to Greenbriar, but for some reason he was not. The train was headed to the Greenbriar in Virginia for a retreat on Republican strategy. I find this very suspicious. The truck was sitting on the tracks, and now the driver is deceased.
Most are tweeting they are ok, but there were some injured.
This happened outside Charlottesville, Virginia.
The person in the truck has been pronounced dead. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) who was on the train assisted those injured. Two others from the truck were injured.
Some lawmakers’ family members were also aboard. No passengers or crew members were injured, according to an Amtrak spokesperson.
The spokesperson said the train “came into contact with a vehicle that was on the tracks. … Local law enforcement is investigating the incident and crews are inspecting the equipment for damage.”
BREAKING: GOP train hit a truck on way to retreat. Sources say driver getting medical attention; members okay. Pic-> pic.twitter.com/99xmsGFEEs
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) January 31, 2018
ALERT: Paul Ryan was on board, but he is not injured.
Sen @JeffFlake tells the Washington Post that three passengers were aboard the hit truck and there was one fatality.
Flake said he helped carry an injured passenger to a nearby ambulance. pic.twitter.com/fgUUKDwtO8
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 31, 2018
I WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS STORY.