Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Brad Wenstrup of OH and Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky were among the passengers. One fatality was confirmed by the White House, according to the Washington Post.
Last June, a gunman opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, where Republican lawmakers were practicing for an annual charity game pitting Republicans against Democrats.
"We don't think that's the case", he told Fox News.
"Some minor bumps and bruises in this vehicle", Massie told the Post. The train originated in Washington, DC.
"We could see two people outside of the truck, neither were moving and it's heart wrenching. Very relieved when the train came to a stop and still on the tracks". "Don't even know if the train is operable at this point". Some minor bumps and bruises in this vehicle. "Pray for those in the truck that the train hit". Bill Cassidy-all medical professionals-were outside the train tending to people who were in the truck, among others.
However, Reuters reports there were a "few bumps and bruises" sustained by passengers, said the source who asked not to be identified, and provided the information by email.
Rep. James Comer of Kentucky said about 100 Republican lawmakers were on the train when the crash made him jump out of his seat. I am okay, and security and doctors are on board.
"There was a sudden impact, a loud noise and everyone was jolted", said Curbelo.
Senator Jeff Flake described a chaotic scene along the train tracks, where he said he helped transport a badly injured man away from the truck, and watched emergency responders try but fail to revive the person who died. Several lawmakers were traveling with members of their family, including Tifton Republican Austin Scott, who was with his wife and young daughter. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and Sen. By early afternoon, lawmakers were boarding buses to resume their trip and Pence was still planning to address them later Wednesday.