GOP train crash: Railroad crossing safety arms face scrutiny in Va

(AP) – The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said it's too early to say whether the safety arms at a rural Virginia crossing were working when a train carrying GOP members of Congress slammed into a trash truck, killing one truck passenger.

Drivers who regularly cross over the tracks said they had seen the safety equipment appear to be malfunctioning a day before Wednesday's crash.

Pete Kotowski, the lead investigator for the NTSB, said investigators would conduct an exhaustive investigation into the accident, which also injured six other people as lawmakers were bound for a luxury retreat site in West Virginia for days of strategizing.

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