Railroad Grade Crossing Collision

Midland, TX
November 15, 2012

On Tuesday November 5, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to consider the following accident investigation report:

On November 15, 2012, a truck-tractor combination unit being used as a "Hunt for Heroes" parade float was struck by a Union Pacific freight at a grade crossing in Midland, Texas. As a result of the accident, four parade float passengers were killed, and five float passengers were seriously injured. Additionally, eight float passengers and a deputy sheriff received minor injuries. The two train crewmembers, the combination unit driver, and seven other float passengers were not injured.


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