Midland Train Trial Over After Four Days

Midland Train Trial Over After Four Days

By Julia Deng
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The civil trial involving Union Pacific and 17 plaintiffs from the deadly veterans parade accident has come to an end.

Attorneys could not confirm whether or not they had reached a settlement, or if Judge James Rush had dismissed the case.

Parties involved in the trial were instructed by the judge to refrain from commenting to the media.

Court officials confirmed Judge Rush did not declare a mistrial, which attorneys for the plaintiffs had called for Thursday morning.

Jury members were dismissed shortly after 4 p.m. and advised "not to return" the following morning because "their services were no longer needed."

17 plaintiffs were suing Union Pacific for damages resulting from the parade train crash of November of 2012.