(ABC) Rep. Neal Dunn, a local surgeon and a doctor in the army, was helping the injured shortly after a train carrying GOP representatives to their annual retreat crashed in Virginia.
Dunn's representative said he and other doctors on board were helping the injured after the train crashed in Crozet, Virginia, about 15 miles west of Charlottesville.
The crash involved an Amtrak train carrying legislators who were traveling to The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. The train appeared to collide with a truck transporting garbage.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump was monitoring developments of the accident.
"The President has been fully briefed on the situation in Virginia and is receiving regular updates," she said in a statement. "There is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury. There are no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff. Senior Administration officials are in regular contact with Amtrak and state and local authorities. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by this incident.”
Photos taken in the aftermath of the accident showed a metal container that appeared to have been on the truck on its side next to the train with debris strewn throughout the area alongside the tracks.
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