Congressman Jim Banks was on GOP train that hit garbage truck

(Photo Supplied / Jim Banks for Congress)

One of our local representatives in Congress was on a GOP train that hit a garbage truck Wednesday morning.

The train was headed to West Virginia on a “policy retreat” when it encountered a garbage truck in the way. The train hit the truck, killing one person on the truck and seriously injuring another.

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was not on the train, but fellow Republican Jim Banks and was. He checked in on Twitter after the crash.

Banks said that he and his wife Amanda were ok and asked for prayers for the victims on the truck.