CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A garbage-truck driver who drove into the path of a train carrying Republican members of Congress has been found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
The Daily Progress reports the jury’s verdict in the trial of 31-year-old Dana Naylor Jr. came on Wednesday, over a year after the January 2018 crash with the chartered Amtrak train headed to a retreat at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. One trash company employee, 28-year-old Christopher Foley, was killed, and a second passenger was severely injured.
A charge of maiming under the influence was dropped after a judge ruled out certain scientific testimony and blood evidence on Tuesday.
Naylor and his lawyer declined to comment to the newspaper. He’s named in two lawsuits filed by train passengers.