Trash collector injured in crash with train out of hospital

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A trash collector who was injured when his truck was hit by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia has been released from a hospital after weeks of treatment.

A spokesman for the University of Virginia Medical Center said Monday afternoon that the man had been released.

The other trash collector who was aboard the truck was killed in the collision Jan. 31. The truck’s driver sustained minor injuries.

The lawmakers were on their way to a strategy retreat at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, when the crash occurred in Crozet, just outside of Charlottesville.

According to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, witnesses told investigators the truck entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down.

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