No charges in Texas railroad float crash

MIDLAND, Texas -- A Texas Grand Jury decided not to charge the driver of a parade float involved in a train crash that killed four war veterans.

Back on November 15th police say 50-year-old Dale Hayden drove over a railroad track in Midland after the crossing warning system activated.

A train then struck the float at 63 miles an hour killing four veterans and injuring 17 other people.

The grand jury believed there wasn't enough evidence to warrant criminal charges.

"The Grand Jurors are not there to determine guilt or innocence. They're just there to determine if there's enough evidence to go forward," said Ross Bush, Midland County Court.

The decision does not deal with the civil lawsuits that the victim's families have filed in the case.

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