Washington D.C [USA], Jan 31 (ANI): One person died after an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to an annual party meeting from Washington D.C to Virginia collided with a truck in Crozet in Virginia on Wednesday, according to White House.
The train was carrying Republican lawmakers of the House and the Senate, along with wives, children and aides, the Washington Post reported.
"We appear to have hit a garbage truck. It looks like it's been maybe cut in half. We can see garbage strewn around and we can see the back half of the truck. There was a feeling of an impact and you could feel we had hit something. It took us maybe a quarter mile to stop", said Lee.
Another Senator, Thomas Massie called the crash "loud and surprising".
"Some minor bumps and bruises are there in this car. We saw debris go by the left side of the train. The part of the truck we can see was decimated. Very relieved when the train came to a stop and still on the tracks", Massie said.
Senator Jeff Flake narrated the ordeal.
"It was a hard impact. It threw everybody up in the air a little. I don't think anybody on the train is seriously injured, but I may be wrong", he explained.