Federal investigators re-enact deadly train crash

10:01 PM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
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Midland, TX (KWES/CNN) - Federal investigators Tuesday recreated last week's deadly collision between a parade float and a freight train in Texas.

They staged a train and truck at the railroad crossing in Midland where the accident happened. Authorities want to know who could see what and when.

On Thursday, a train plowed into a flatbed trailer carrying a dozen military veterans and their wives.

Four veterans were killed and more than a dozen people injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the railroad track's warning system worked as it was supposed to, sounding a warning that the train was coming.

Midland city officials say the military appreciation organization sponsoring the parade did not apply for a parade permit.

That raises questions about whether the railroad had been notified of the event.

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