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UPDATE: Conditions of Passengers in Midland Train Accident Released

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

The female passenger that was involved in a fatal accident that happened on Saturday, July 18 is in critical condition. 

The male passenger that was also involved in the accident remains in serious but stable condition. The identities of both passengers have not been released.

The accident killed Paul Thompson, 61. Midland city officials say the pickup that was traveling northbound on Carver Street failed to control speed causing the truck to slide through the crossing gate. 

The pickup came to a stop on the train tracks where the eastbound train struck the pickup. 

Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in the accident. 

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