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Federal investigators are now at the scene of a horrific accident in Texas they're trying to piece together why a freight train.
Slammed into a parade float full of wounded veterans.
Also talked about the -- being identified as a quiet zone.
Which basically means that typically there would be -- horn blasts a quarter mile before.
The great crosses the quiet zone there's no horn blast.
-- accident claimed the lives of four veterans.
And injured sixteen others horrible story Casey Stegall live in Dallas with the latest on this investigation hi Casey.
-- Martha good morning to you today those federal investigators will be interviewing the driver of that parade float.
He voluntarily submitted to a blood sample at the hospital in the hours.
Following this terrible accident the NTSB not releasing his name though the agency did name the company who owned and operated the truck.
An oil field services company Smith industries and authorities say the business is cooperating.
The feds have also determine the warning devices at that intercept intersection.
Were indeed functioning properly the bells and lights went off twenty seconds prior to impact.
Now special tests will be done to look at the timing here.
This is where a similar locomotive engine along with the truck are going to be at the intersection where the collision occurred.
And our investigators from highway rail and others basically will be spending over three hours.
Pick your parts of measurements photographs and other kinds of factual and for me.
Now parade organizers say this exact route was used for three different years with this particular.
Organization -- Off off -- the community we know honored those who were killed.
Over the weekend what she -- about that Casey.
-- they did Martha -- -- a pretty small community only about a 1151000.
People about 330 miles west of Dallas and there were a number of prayer vigils -- held there this weekend people coming together to honor those who lost their lives remember this was a large annual events.
-- lots of people lined the streets of middle -- to watch this whole accident unfold.
-- troops were killed more that two people remain in the hospital today we should say one stable one still critical time Casey thank you very much.
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