NTSB releases documents from Midland train wreck investigation

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Updated: 5/23/2013 9:22 am
The National Transportation Safety Board released documents offering new insight into last November's tragic collision between a locomotive and a parade float carrying veterans. 

Four of those veterans were killed. It happened at a Midland railroad crossing that's become a focal point in an ongoing lawsuit. On November 15, the veterans were riding on a flatbed truck which was hit by a Union Pacific freight train traveling at 62 miles per hour.

Among the documents released were dozens of photos from the scene and transcripts of interviews conducted with Dale Hayden, who was driving the semi. He said it appeared to him that the train was standing still, and he was confused by the train's horn, which he thought was sounded by another truck in the parade. 

The NTSB didn't name a responsible party. 
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Liberty Seeker - 5/22/2013 9:27 PM
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If you are crossing a railroad track and see a train, apparently still or in motion, and hear a very loud horn, the first instinct would be to get off the railroad tracks.
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