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Train Crashes Into Parade Truck Carrying Wounded Veterans

Four were killed and 16 injured Thursday during a parade in Midland, Texas.

1. The truck shortly before the accident:

Reporter-Telegram, James Durbin / AP

2. The truck after the accident:

Reporter-Telegram, Tim Fischer / AP

“The train honked its horn, but the 18-wheeler could not go anywhere because of the other one (truck) being right in front of it,” parade attendee Daniel Quinonez told the Associated Press. “It was a horrible accident to watch happen right in front of me. I just saw the people on the semi-truck’s trailer panic, and many started to jump off the trailer. But it was too late for many of them.”

Reporter-Telegram, Tim Fischer / AP

On Friday, the names of the dead were released: 37-year-old Sgt. Maj. Gary Stouffer, 47-year-old Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Boivin, 34-year-old Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, and 43-year-old Sgt. Maj. William Lubbers.

Reporter-Telegram, James Durbin / AP

One person is in critical condition, four are stable at the hospital, and ten were treated and released Thursday night, the AP reports. The truck was carrying veterans and their spouses.

Reporter-Telegram, James Durbin / AP

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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