4 dead after train hits parade float in Texas - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

4 dead after train hits parade float in Texas


MIDLAND, Texas (KTTC) -- Authorities say four people are dead and 17 others are injured after a train slammed into a parade float headed to a west Texas event honoring wounded veterans.

The city of Midland spokesperson said a train slammed into a parade float at a Union Pacific railroad crossing at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The float was carrying war veterans and their spouses and was headed to a parade and banquet.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

The event was also supposed to include a hunting trip Friday, but organizers said all activities have been canceled.

The names of the dead are not yet known, but Wisconsin native Travis Reichert was one of the veterans being honored at the event.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.