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GOP-Chartered Amtrak Crashes With Garbage Truck, One Dead

A chartered Amtrak train carrying House and Senate Republicans to an annual retreat crashed with a garbage truck near Charlottesville, Virginia, Wednesday morning, killing one person and seriously injuring another. According to various reports, the person killed was likely in or on the garbage truck at the time. There were no injuries among the members of Congress or their staff. The Amtrak train was chartered by Republican lawmakers headed to West Virginia for their annual issues conference and retreat. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was on the train with his family, called the accident a “terrible tragedy.” Other lawmakers said ... Read More