U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3), who represents most of Ocean County in the House of Representatives, was on board the train that crashed into a truck Wednesday, leaving one person dead.
MacArthur confirmed he was on the train but said he was not injured.
“On the way to the annual GOP retreat, the train that my colleagues and I were traveling on was involved in an accident,” he said via social media. “I am ok and am thankful for the first responders for their quick action. My prayers are with those who were injured in this accident.”
The Amtrak train was carrying a number of federal legislators, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, to a retreat in West Virginia. The retreat will go on as planned, officials said, and both the vice president and President Donald Trump are scheduled to address attendees.
The accident occurred near Charlottesville, Va., after leaving Union Station in Washington, D.C. earlier in the day.