City spokesman: 4 dead, 17 hospitalized after train hits veterans parade float in Midland

MIDLAND, Texas - A City of Midland spokesman said four were killed and 17 hospitalized after a train hit a veterans parade float in Midland.

Of the 17 injured, 10 are in critical condition and seven are in stable condition, officials told the Midland Reporter-Telegram
"Show of Support" president and founder Terry Johnson tells the Midland Reporter that a Union Pacific train slammed into a trailer that was on its way to a wounded veterans event Thursday evening.
He says there are "multiple, multiple" injuries and organizers still are trying to account for everyone.
Midland city spokesman Brian Stout tells The Associated Press he doesn't yet have details about the crash. The AP has left messages with event organizers, Midland Memorial Hospital and the National Transportation Safety Board.
The parade was supposed to end at a "Hunt for Heroes" banquet before wounded service members were treated to a deer-hunting trip this weekend.

Read more from the Midland Reporter-Telegram and view photos from the scene at

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