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Saturday Marks Two Year Anniversary of Deadly Veteran's Train Accident in Midland

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NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of the tragic train accident in Midland that killed four veterans and injured 16 others during a parade.

On November 15, 2012, a parade float carrying veterans who had been wounded in action was hit by a train at the intersection of Garfield and Front.

Four of those veterans were killed in the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board said “Show of Support” and the city were at fault for the tragic accident.

A lawsuit stemming from the deadly crash will start in January.

The suit was filed in Dallas but the trial will be in Midland after a ruling from the state's highest civil court.

Union Pacific and the float provider, Smith Industries, wanted the trial in Midland because that's where the crash happened.

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