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NTSB Announce Probable Cause on Midland Train Accident

The NTSB held a hearing today in Washington, D.C. to announce the probable cause of the tragic Midland parade float railroad crossing accident in November of 2012.

UPDATE -- NTSB board members say last November's fatal train crash in Midland could have been prevented if organizers had a safety plan. 

Four veterans were killed, including Hereford native Sgt. Joshua Michael.

They say the parade's route was changed from one that didn't cross Union Pacific's tracks to a route that did cross the tracks.

Parade organizers were supposed to alert the railroad of their plans and station police at the highway grade crossing.

However; those precautions were not taken and organizers failed to get a city permit.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NTSB will hold a hearing Tuesday in Washington, DC to determine the probable cause of the tragic Midland parade float railroad crossing accident in November of 2012.

The five-member Board will consider the draft report, proposed safety recommendations, and will  determine the probable cause of the accident.  The entire meeting will be webcast.

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