Lawyers to Inspect Train Crossing on Monday

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Lawyers for the veterans and families affected by last month's fatal train crash will be back at the crash site on Monday.

The railroad crossing between South Garfield and Industrial and Front Streets will be closed on Monday morning starting at 9 a.m.

Attorneys will be inspecting the crossing and its signals while trains are operating so they can gather more information for their case.

Lawyers for the families argue there should've been at least 30 seconds of warning time at the crossing.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators say there were 20 seconds of warning time before the train hit the parade float.

The City of Midland will be working in conjunction with Union Pacific to block traffic at the crossing.

The city is asking the public to take safety measures while in the area during the inspection.