UPDATE: Congressman Knight’s wife, Lily, helps injured passengers in train-truck crash

Constituents raise red paper in disagreement as congressman Steve Knight answers questions during a town hall at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center in Simi Valley on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Congressman Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, and his wife, Lily, were on a train that crashed into a garbage truck Wednesday morning, but he was uninjured, officials said.


“We’re still trying to gather details on what happened,” according to Chris Jusuf, a spokesman for Knight. “First responders are responding to the injuries right now.

“Steve and Lily are safe,” he added. “They were on the train but they’re not hurt right now.”

Amtrak officials said the train originating from Washington came into contact with a truck that was on the tracks at 11:20 a.m. local time in Crozet, Va., about three hours southwest of Washington.

“Two Amtrak crew members and two passengers were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Local law enforcement is investigating the incident,” said Amtrak spokesperson Kimberly Woods.

Lily Knight, who’s a registered nurse, is reportedly treating victims on the scene, according to several sources.

Knight tweeted out a statement shortly after the crash:

“Lily and I were on the train that crashed this morning. We are safe and uninjured. First responders are currently treating those who are hurt. Please keep the victims in your prayers. ”

https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/958753655913664512This is a breaking news story and more information will be posted as it becomes available.

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