According to Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, a truck was involved in the derailment. In a post on Twitter, he said the occupants of the vehicle were being attended to by first responders. Later, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) said one of the occupants of the truck died. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed "one confirmed fatality and one serious injury" and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the Speaker of the House, offered condolences. "Today’s incident was a terrible tragedy," Ryan wrote in a post on Twitter. "We are grateful for the first responders who rushed to the scene and we pray for the victims and their families. May they all be in our thoughts right now." The NTSB has sent a team to the site of the accident to investigate.
Photos from the scene in Crozet, VA pic.twitter.com/qYmIna355K— Bill Cassidy (@BillCassidy) January 31, 2018
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