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4 killed when train hits parade float

Nov. 15, 2012 at 7:59 PM   |   Comments

MIDLAND, Texas, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Four people were killed Thursday when a train struck a float in the annual Show of Support parade in Midland, Texas, officials said.

All remaining Show of Support events for Thursday night and the weekend were canceled after the crash, the Midland Reporter-Telegram said.

The eastbound train struck a float carrying veterans and their spouses at the corner of Garfield Road and Industrial Avenue just before 5 p.m., Midland Police Chief Price Robinson said. Sixteen injured people were transported to Midland Memorial Hospital.

Hospital spokeswoman Marcy Madrid said Midland Memorial has "the resources and staff" to care for the injured.

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