1 dead in Virginia train-truck collision, no lawmakers or staff seriously injured

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is confirming one fatality and one serious injury after a chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck. 

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are no serious injuries among members of Congress or congressional staff. 

Sanders says President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the matter and is receiving regular updates. 

The train carrying the lawmakers hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia. Among those on the train was NC Congressman Robert Pittenger. 

"I am on the train, and I am okay. Praying for others involved," Pittenger tweeted. 

Lawmakers were heading to their annual legislative retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. 

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