An Amtrak train carrying members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, collided with a large garbage truck Wednesday morning in an accident that resulted in at least one fatality and one person critically injured.
"There is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. "There are no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff."
Ryan and other congressional members, their spouses and staffers were heading for a legislative retreat at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, CNN reports, when the train collided with a large garbage truck.
"An aide confirmed Ryan was on the train and is fine. Separately, a congressman on the train told CNN most of the staff and members on the train are OK," CNN reports, citing another source who told the outlet, "No serious injuries on the train," only "bumps and bruises."
Amtrak has since confirmed in a statement that no passengers or crew sustained any serious injuries:
An Amtrak train came into contact with a vehicle that was on the tracks at 11:20 a.m. in Crozet, Va. There are no reported injuries to passengers or crew members. Local law enforcement is investigating the incident and crews are inspecting equipment for damage. The train originated in Washington, D.C. Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.
A source for NBC29 confirmed Sanders' statement that at least one person has died and one person is in critical condition. "A nurse on the scene tells NBC29 that there is one fatality and at least one person is in critical condition," NBC 29 reports. "First responders were dispatched to the area of Marymart Farm Road and Lanetown Road around 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, January 31."
CNN spoke with Rep. John Faso, who said "most of the concern is for the people outside" the train. "There was (what) looks like a tractor trailer carrying trash that was hit by the train," said Faso, who was in the third train car. "I think everyone on the train is OK. ... But most of the concern is for the people outside."
Tweets from people at the scene have begun to stream in (via CNN):