CROZET, Va. (WVEC) -- A train that was carrying Republican members of Congress was involved in an accident Wednesday morning near Charlottesville, Virginia.
The White House confirmed one person was killed and another was seriously injured.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there are no serious injuries among members of Congress or congressional staff.
Sanders said President Donald Trump has been fully briefed on the matter and is receiving regular updates.
The train hit a dump truck as it was transporting the Congressmen to their annual legislative retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann was on his way to the restroom when the train hit. The Tennessee congressman was thrown around and suffered neck, back and foot injuries.
“I’m in a bit of shock right now,” Flesichmann said in a phone call from the scene, where he was being treated for his injuries. “I’m in a whole lot of pain and discomfort.”
Flesichmann said he wasn’t sure what the train hit, but it was “a tremendously strong impact.”
“When this thing hit, I got thrown,” he said.
Other people on the train were injured, Fleischmann said, but he doesn’t know if they were members of Congress.
“It’s kind of chaotic right now,” he said of the scene.
Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall's Twitter account said the train's conductor and two people in the truck were injured.
Five people are at or are being transported to the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, the University of Virginia Health System said. One person was in critical condition, while the others were being evaluated.
Some members of Congress, including Reps. Don Bacon, R-Neb., and Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., tweeted from the train that they were fine.
The office of Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., said the lawmaker and doctor was helping people who were injured.
Lawmakers said that the drivers of the truck were injured in the collision.
The U.S. Capitol Police, state and local authorities were investigating the scene, while the Amtrak crew was checking the train for damage.
The retreat will still take place this weekend, according to the Congressional Institute. The program will include a prayer for those affected by the crash, as well as a security briefing.
President Trump is scheduled to travel to West Virginia on Air Force One for the retreat Thursday.