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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.
Correction, Dr. Marshall performed CPR on the garbage truck driver with Congressman @DrPhilRoe .— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) January 31, 2018
Clarinda and I were on the train that crashed today, but we are both doing OK. Please join us in praying for the injured.— Dr. Phil Roe (@DrPhilRoe) January 31, 2018
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 train hit a garbage truck, they're asking for doctors on the trains to help. Right now Dr. Marshall is helping people who are injured.— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) January 31, 2018
Dr. Marshall perfmormed cpr on train conductor, and helped the two people in the garbage truck who are now in the ambulance. They are injured badly.— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) January 31, 2018
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.
We are on our way to our annual GOP retreat, the train carrying members and spouses hit something. Laina and I are ok, I am helping those that are injured, I will have Laina keep you updated as I know more.— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) January 31, 2018
I am on the Amtrak train in WV that was involved in an accident, Susan and I are OK — praying for those injured.— Rep. Ron Estes (@RepRonEstes) January 31, 2018
Franki and I are ok after this morning’s train accident. Our prayers go out to everyone who is injured. We are very grateful for all those who rushed to help.— Pat Roberts (@SenPatRoberts) January 31, 2018
I am not on the train this morning, but am praying for the safety of all of those involved.— Rep. Kevin Yoder (@RepKevinYoder) January 31, 2018
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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