Alaska senator on train involved in deadly accident, not injured

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (KTUU) - Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan was a passenger on the chartered train that struck a garbage truck, killing one person, early this morning in Virginia, though he said in a post on social media later in the day that he was not hurt. The Senator was not available for an interview Wednesday, but a spokesperson said Sullivan was thankful for everyone's concern.

The train was carrying dozens of republican lawmakers to a party retreat in West Virginia. The crash happened south of Charlottesville, Virginia at about 11:15 a.m. EST, nearly two hours after it left Washington headed to Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., the Associated Press reports.

A spokesperson for Rep. Don Young says Alaska’s lone Congressman was not on board. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is traveling to Alaska today, and was also not onboard.

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