CROZET, Va. – Congressman John Faso, R-Kinderhook, was aboard the Amtrak train that crashed into a garbage truck on the tracks in rural Virginia earlier today.
“We spoke to John and he is fine,” said his media director, Joe Gierut. “They’ve towed the train back to Charlottesville.”
Faso was just one of nearly 100 Republican congressmen and staffers on the chartered train, which was destined for a policy retreat in rural West Virginia. The driver of the truck, which was struck at a crossing, was killed.