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GoFundMe Created for Family of Man Who Died in Amtrak Crash

Foley is survived by his son and wife

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck in Crozet, Va., on Wednesday. An Amtrak passenger train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Va. No lawmakers were seriously injured. (Zack Wajsgrasu/The Daily Progress via AP)

A GoFundMe page with a $50,000 goal has been created for Christopher Foley, who died when a train carrying GOP lawmakers to their retreat in West Virginia collided with a garbage truck Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Louisa County, Virginia, resident is survived by his wife and their 1-year-old son, The Washington Post reported.

The fund would cover funeral costs and family living costs.

[Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers to Retreat Hits Truck]

Foley was a passenger on the truck when it was hit around 11:20 a.m. at a railroad crossing in Crozet, Virginia.

By Friday morning, over $61,000 was raised by over 1,300 people. Just within the first hour of the page’s creation Thursday morning, $6,000 was raised by 126 people.

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