Train carrying GOP lawmakers, including at least 3 Arkansans, hits truck


WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers and aides say a train carrying them to a policy retreat in West Virginia has struck a truck.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Reps. Bruce Westerman and Steve Womack were among those on the train, they wrote on Twitter, and Rep. French Hill's office also confirmed he is "safe and sound."

"I am fine," Westerman said. "No one on the train was injured, as far as I know."

Womack also wrote that he was safe "but praying for all involved."

Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole said a person on the truck may have been injured. Emergency workers were on the scene.

Westerman wrote that there was three people in the truck that was struck.

Cole said he's not aware of any injuries on the train. A GOP aide speaking on condition of anonymity says no lawmakers were injured.

Cole said he believes the accident occurred south of Charlottesville, Va. The train was en route to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulfur Springs for a three-day issues retreat featuring appearances by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

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