By Chad Pergram, Judson Berger
Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., confirmed this fatality, and said others in the truck were airlifted out.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was on the train but is fine, Fox News is told. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Wis., was not on the train.
The accident took place in Crozet, Va., near Charlottesville, Va. Members were on a special chartered Amtrak train to the Greenbrier resort, where Vice President Pence was set to speak Wednesday night, with a planned appearance from President Trump on Thursday.
The White House said Trump is "aware" of the accident, which comes one day after his State of the Union address. The retreat is where the party traditionally gathers to discuss their agenda and goals for the coming year.
While injuries on the train were described as minor, Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., tweeted that he was helping the injured.
"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," he tweeted.
“We don't think that's the case,” he told Fox News.
Walker said lawmakers are unsure how this will affect their plans for attending the retreat.
“Obviously, we don't know what those plans are,” he said. “Don't even know if the train is operable at this point.”