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4 dead, 16 hurt as train crashes into trailer carrying wounded veterans at Midland parade

By Jason Goodwin, News Director, jgoodwin@ktxs.com
Published On: Nov 15 2012 07:03:58 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 16 2012 08:12:00 AM CST
Midland Train Accident 2
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) -

Officials say six people remain hospitalized in West Texas after a freight train hit a float in a veterans' parade, killing 4 people and injuring 16.
    
Midland Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Marcy Madrid said four people are in stable condition and one is critical Friday. Madrid said a sixth patient was transferred Thursday to University Medical Center in Lubbock. Madrid had no details on that woman's condition.
    
Hospital authorities initially said 17 people required treatment following the Thursday afternoon accident in Midland. Madrid on Friday corrected the figure to 16, saying a person seeking treatment at the hospital who was not in the parade float wreck wrongly was included in the accident total.
    
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the deadly accident.