Driver indicted in fatal truck collision with Amtrak special for members of Congress

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U.S. Rep Jeff Denham posted this photo on Twitter after the Jan. 31 accident in which a Congressional special hit a garbage truck near Charlottesville, Va.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The driver of a garbage truck that collided with an Amtrak special carrying Republican members of Congress has been indicted on charges resulting from the fatal accident in January, the Associated Press reports.

Dana W. Naylor Jr., 31, was indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. Naylor’s co-worker, 28-year-old Christopher Foley, was killed in the collision near Charlottesville. [See "Amtrak special for members of Congress strikes truck in Virginia," Trains News Wire, Jan. 31, 2018.]

The NTSB’s preliminary accident report indicates that the Amtrak locomotive’s in-cab camera showed the truck on the track with the gates down, and that witnesses said the truck entered the crossing after the gates had lowered.

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