FLOAT DRIVER WILL NOT BE CHARGED IN DEATHS OF VETERANS

      A spokesman for the city of Midland Texas, where float taking part in a Veterans Parade was struck by train, says no charges will be filed against the driver of the float.

      Dale Hayden was at the wheel when a float he was pulling was struck broadside by a train during a November 15th parade.  Four veterans of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan died in the crash, 16 others were injured.

      The comments from the city may be a little premature because the District Attorney's office in Midland says it has yet to make a decision on charges.

       And the investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say they have still not interviewed Hayden.

       In the wake of the accident it's been learned the group that organized the parade never obtained the proper permits for the event and never notified the train company it would be crossing its tracks at that time and location.       

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