Fire and EMS News: Four Killed When Train Strikes Truck During TX Parade for Troops

11/16/2012
A train struck a truck carrying participants in a parade saluting U.S. troops in Midland, Texas. Four people were killed and several others were injured in the collision. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday during an event to honor members of the U.S. military, CNN reports (http://bit.ly/T5MqrP). The last flatbed truck in the parade was crossing tracks when an eastbound train slammed into it. Some people were able to get off the truck safely before the crash. First responders found two dead at the scene, while two others were later pronounced dead at an area medical facility. Ten other people were treated and released at the hospital, while five remained hospitalized Thursday ...

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