Truck driver found not guilty in crash with chartered train

Virginia News

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.

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