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U.S. Department of Transportation Statement on Amtrak Special Train 923

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the following statement regarding today’s incident in Crozet, Virginia.

“The Federal Railroad Administration team is on its way to the site to respond to the incident and to offer support to the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation. There is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury. There are no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff. 

We are grateful for the first responders and residents who rushed to the scene and offered assistance. USDOT is in regular contact with federal, state and local officials and will continue to offer support as needed.

 Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this incident.”