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Widows: Railroad Knew of Defect Before Veterans Killed

By Betsy Blaney
Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed when she saw her husband Larry lying nearby. She says that she was with him when he took his last breath.           

Larry Boivin earned a Purple Heart in Iraq, but he didn't survive a Union Pacific freight train that slammed into the trailer he and other veterans were riding during a 2012 parade in Texas. Four veterans died and more than a dozen people were injured.           

Angie Boivin and 42 others sued Union Pacific for negligence, saying it knew 10 months before the collision of a defect in track circuitry and didn't fix it. They also allege the railroad reduced the warning time in violation of a state agreement.           

Union Pacific says it is not at fault.

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