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Rep. Joe Heck, Marco Rubio provide help after West Virginia car crash

Posted at 8:11 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 02:22:11-04

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Nevada Rep. Joe Heck came to the aid of victims of a fatal car crash in West Virginia on Thursday night.

The two lawmakers saw the crash as they were leaving an event in St. Clairsville, Ohio, and heading back to their hotel. A spokesman for Heck says they pulled over and provided help until first responders arrived.

One person died in the crash. According to Politico, a semi-truck trailer on the opposite side of the road lost control and crossed the median, striking three cars.

Rubio says in a statement that he and his wife "send our prayers and condolences to the family of the individual who tragically lost their life."

Heck, who has been an emergency room doctor and combat surgeon, is also offering "prayers and condolences to those grieving" and wishing "a speedy recovery to the injured."

Both lawmakers are in competitive Senate races.