Dr. Roger Marshall performs CPR on train-crash patient

Published: Jan. 31, 2018 at 10:53 AM CST
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Update: 4:10 p.m. EST

We're learning more about the person Dr. Roger Marshall helped after an Amtrak train and a garbage truck collided Wednesday morning in Virginia.

According to the Republican representative's Twitter feed, it was the driver of the garbage truck, not the train's conductor, that the doctor performed CPR on following the crash.

The tweet says Dr. Phil Roe, who represents Tennessee in the U.S. House, also assisted.

Eyewitness News is reaching out to Rep. Marshall for more on how he jumped into action.


Update: 12:50 p.m. EST

We're learning Dr. Roger Marshall, a U.S. House representative from Kansas, helped patients from the Amtrak train crash in Virginia.

According to his Twitter feed, Marshall performed CPR on the train's conductor and helped the two people who were "badly injured" in the garbage truck.

The White House is confirming one fatality and one serious injury from the crash.

Marshall said Tweeted that he and his wife were okay. Rep. Ron Estes, Sen. Pat Roberts and their spouses were also onboard the train. They were not hurt. Rep. Kevin Yoder was not the train but said he's sending his thoughts and prayers to all those involved.

An Amtrak spokeswoman says local law enforcement in investigating the crash and crews are inspecting equipment for damage.


Republican lawmakers and aides say a train carrying them to a policy retreat in West Virginia has struck a truck.

Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole says a person on the truck may have been injured. Emergency workers were on the scene.

Cole says he's not aware of any injuries on the train. A GOP aide speaking on condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to speak publicly says no lawmakers were injured.

Cole says he believes the accident occurred near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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