Ohio Sen. Portman and wife unhurt in GOP train accident


WASHINGTON (WDTN) – Ohio Senator Rob Portman and wife were among the Republican lawmakers, staff, and family aboard a train involved in an accident in Virginia. A spokesperson for the Ohio Republican says both Sen. Portman and his wife were not hurt.

Portman released a statement Wednesday about the train accident.

“Jane and I were on the train this morning traveling to the House and Senate Republican Member retreat. We are both fine. We are keeping those who were injured in our prayers and are grateful for the first responders who quickly arrived on the scene.”

The train was on the way to a policy retreat in West Virginia when it struck a truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia.

No lawmakers were believed injured, but it at least one person in the truck was said to be seriously injured. Emergency workers were on the scene.Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

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