A West Virginia newspaper reports that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and another member of Congress stopped along a highway in that state late Thursday after spotting a four-vehicle accident.
Rubio and U.S. Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada pulled over on Interstate 70 to try to help the victims, according to The Intelligencer. A 62-year-old man died in the accident. Heck is a physician.
The two men had attended a political fundraiser.
"Jeanette and I send our prayers and condolences to the family of the individual who tragically lost their life in Thursday night’s accident in West Virginia," Rubio said in a statement to The Intelligencer. "I want to thank all of the first responders who arrived quickly and did their jobs with swift professionalism. Please join me in praying for all those affected."
The local sheriff told the newspaper they appreciated the congressmen's assist: "We just vastly appreciate the help," Ohio County Sheriff Pat Butler said.