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Float driver in deadly Texas crash won't face charges

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:38:57 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 09 2013 11:03:38 PM CST
Float driver in deadly texas crash won't face charges
MIDLAND, TX (AP) -

 A grand jury has declined to indict the driver of a parade float involved in a train collision that killed four U.S. military veterans.
    
The panel decided Wednesday that Dale Andrew Hayden won't face charges in the Nov. 15 accident in West Texas that killed four veterans who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    
The flatbed truck Hayden was driving was hit by a Union Pacific train traveling at 62 mph. The truck was the second float in a parade organized to honor wounded veterans and their wives.
    
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident.
    
Union Pacific Corp. said in December that it was adjusting the timing of the crossing signal where the collision occurred.