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Garbage Truck Driver Indicted Over Fatal Accident Involving Train Carrying Congressional Republicans

Dana W. Naylor Jr. has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence.

In February, a train that was carrying Republican members of Congress to West Virginia crashed into a garbage truck on the railroad tracks. One of the garbage truck passengers died, and the other two were seriously injured.

After much investigation, Dana W. Naylor Jr., a garbage truck driver at Time Disposal, was found at fault and indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence.

Naylor, a longtime employee of Time Disposal, has a history of motor vehicle infractions dating back to 2008, and he was convicted of resisting arrest in 2009 and possession of marijuana in 2011.

The Associated Press has more details:

A garbage-truck driver who drove into the path of a train carrying Republican members of Congress has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence, police in Virginia said Friday.

The Jan. 31 collision, just outside of Charlottesville, killed a co-worker of the driver, injured several other people and rattled the lawmakers as they headed to a retreat at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

A grand jury indicted Dana W. Naylor Jr., 31, on 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.

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