January 31, 2018 / 5:21 PM / a year ago

Amtrak says no injuries reported to crew, passengers in crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amtrak said Wednesday that no injuries were reported to crew or passengers when a train carrying lawmakers headed to a retreat struck a vehicle on the tracks in Crozet, Virginia.

The train had departed Washington and hit the vehicle at 11:20 a.m. (1620 GMT). “Local law enforcement is investigating the incident and crews are inspecting equipment for damage,” Amtrak said in a statement. Many lawmakers tweeted photos of the train crash showing significant damage to a truck.

Reporting by David ShepardsonEditing by Chizu Nomiyama

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