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Train carrying members of Congress in crash with truck

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- 27 News has learned several Wisconsin Congressmen were among those on the Amtrak train that collided with a garbage truck Wednesday.

Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District tweeted that he was on the train, but is fine.

"Please keep the driver of the truck in your prayers," Grothman tweeted.

House Speaker Paul Ryan was also on the train. ABC News spoke to a senior aide who confirmed that the Janesville Republican is unharmed.

Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin's 7th District was also on the train.

"Rachel, the kids, and I are okay but we are awaiting more details and praying for those who were in the truck," Duffy tweeted.

The lawmakers were traveling to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia when the train hit a garbage truck. Spouses and children were also on the train.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The White House is confirming one fatality and one serious injury after a chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are no serious injuries among members of Congress or congressional staff. Sanders says President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the matter and is receiving regular updates.

The train carrying the lawmakers hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia. Lawmakers are heading to their annual legislative retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- A train carrying members of Congress -- including House Speaker Paul Ryan -- to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck Wednesday, multiple sources told CNN.

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.

One fatality has been reported, and is believed to be a person in the truck that collided with the train, according to GOP sources.

The Amtrak train left from Union Station in Washington earlier Wednesday, and was carrying members of Congress, as well as their spouses, some family members and aides to the lawmakers.

One GOP source was unsure how many members of Congress were on the train or how many people were injured, but said there were injuries. 

Vice President Mike Pence, who was not on the train, is scheduled to speak to members later Wednesday and President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the event tomorrow.

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A train carrying members of Congress to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck Wednesday, multiple sources told CNN.

Rep. John Faso, a New York Republican, who was on the train that crashed, said he was able to see the truck that hit the train, and that he was told that injuries were expected from people in the truck, not train.

"There was (what) looks like a tractor trailer carrying trash that was hit by the train," Faso, who said he was in the third car of the train, told CNN.

"I think everyone on the train is OK," Faso said. "I don't know that for sure, it's a long train. But most of the concern is for the people outside."

    One GOP source was unsure how many members of Congress were on the train or how many people were injured, but said there were injuries.

    That source said members "hit the deck."

    Republican members of Congress were on their way for a retreat at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia starting Wednesday and ending Friday. Vice President Mike Pence, who was not on the train, is scheduled to speak to members later Wednesday and President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the event tomorrow.

    The train left from Union Station in Washington earlier Wednesday.

    CNN's Liz Landers contributed to this report.

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