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Faso unhurt in Virginia train accident

Jan 31, 2018 12:48 pm
Chris McKenna reports in the Times Herald-Record that Rep. John Faso is "fine," according to his spokesperson after an Amtrak train taking Republican House members to a caucus retreat in West Virginia hit a trash truck Jan. 31. “I think everyone on the train is OK,” Faso, a Republican from Kinderhook, told CNN shortly after the accident. “I don’t know that for sure; it’s a long train. But most of the concern is for the people outside.” There were minor injuries among those on the train. On the trash truck, one person died, and two had more severe injuries. The train partially derailed when it hit the trash truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia. The train was headed to the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia for a three-day issues retreat where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were planning to make appearances. Read the full story in the Times Herald-Record.