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Driver of truck that collided with Amtrak train indicted

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A Virginia grand jury has accused a trash truck driver of being under the influence when he drove onto train tracks into the path of an Amtrak train carrying Republican congressmen, resulting in a wreck that left one person dead. Dana W. Naylor Jr., 31, faces one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of maiming another while driving under the influence, the Albemarle County Police Department said in a statement Friday.

It wasn’t immediately clear what the alleged intoxicant was. One trash company employee, 28-year-old Christopher Foley, was killed in the Jan.

31 collision. A second passenger and several others were injured.

FILE- In this Jan.

31, 2018, file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck in Crozet, Va. The Amtrak passenger train was carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia. The Albemarle County Police Department said in a statement Friday, June 8, 2018, that 31-year-old Dana W.

Naylor Jr. was indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of maiming another while driving under the influence. (Zack Wajsgrasu/The Daily Progress via AP, File) 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. Court records, which don’t list an attorney for Naylor who could comment on his behalf, show he was indicted Monday.

The records listed his status as “fugitive.” Previous attempts by The Associated Press to reach Naylor have been unsuccessful. 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.

The report said data taken from the camera on the Amtrak train showed that as the crossing came into view, the gates were down and the trash truck was on the crossing. The owner of the company Naylor worked for, Time Disposal, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Driver of truck that collided with Amtrak train indicted

FILE- In this Jan.

31, 2018, file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck in Crozet, Va. The Amtrak passenger train was carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia.

The Albemarle County Police Department said in a statement Friday, June 8, 2018, that 31-year-old Dana W.

Naylor Jr. was indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of maiming another while driving under the influence. (Zack Wajsgrasu/The Daily Progress via AP, File)

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