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Knight witnesses deadly train crash


Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25), was among the lawmakers on an Amtrak train that crashed Wednesday in Virginia, but he said he and his wife were both uninjured.

“Lily and I were on the train that crashed this morning,” Knight wrote on his Twitter page shortly after the crash, which occurred around 8:20 a.m. California time in Crozet, Va.

“We are safe and uninjured,” he wrote. “First responders are currently treating those who are hurt. Please keep the victims in your prayers.”

Some reports indicated that Lily Knight, a nurse, was helping to treat people at the scene.

One person was killed in the crash that involved the Amtrak train and a truck. Nobody on the train was believed to have been seriously hurt, although at least four people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

The train was carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, W.Va.