WAHINGTON, D.C. (WJHL) – Republican lawmakers and aides say a train carrying them to a policy retreat in West Virginia has struck a truck.
News Channel 11 has learned that Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) and his wife were on the train, but a spokesperson told us they are okay.
A spokesperson for Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) told us he was not on the train.
Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole says a person on the truck may have been injured. Emergency workers were on the scene.
Clarinda and I were on the train that crashed today, but we are both doing OK. Please join us in praying for the injured.— Dr. Phil Roe (@DrPhilRoe) January 31, 2018
Cole says he’s not aware of any injuries on the train. A GOP aide speaking on condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to speak publicly says no lawmakers were injured.
Cole says he believes the accident occurred near Charlottesville, Virginia.
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