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>> President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, said Republican lawmakers who are aboard in Amtrak train that crashed into a garbage truck Wednesday morning are doing well. At least one person in the truck was killed when the train carrying GOP members of the house and senate to a party retreat was involved in the accident near Crozet, Virginia.
Trump said he spoke to House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was onboard the train.>> They're doing pretty good, the train accident was a tough one, a tremendous jolt, and they're proceeding to their conference.>> Republican Senator Jeff Flake was also on the train.>> Well, we were going at a pretty good speed and all of a sudden, we heard, obviously, a loud crash and felt an impact.
Everybody around was kinda thrown around the train car.>> The truck was on the tracks at a crossing when the crash occurred. Amtrak said two crewmembers and three passengers were hospitalized with minor injuries. Several lawmakers with medical degrees, tried to help the victims at the crash scene.>> Representative Phil Roe said they tried unsuccessfully to save the man who died.
>> Brad and I got to the first gentleman first and he was breathing. I don't think the second gentleman, I think it was an instantaneous death. We attempted to resuscitate him but I don't think, for his family, that he suffered.>> The lawmakers, aides, and some family members were on their way to the GOP meeting at the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia.
The US National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to investigate the crash.