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November 15, 2012

4 dead, 17 hurt when train hits Texas vets parade

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DALLAS —

A banner across the truck's front bumper read, "Heroes on Board."

The parade was to end at a "Hunt for Heroes" banquet honoring the veterans. The wounded service members were then going to be treated to a deer-hunting trip this weekend. The events have been canceled.

Lange said Union Pacific is offering help to the community and victims' families, as well as peer-to-peer counseling for the train crew, who did not sustain any injuries.

"There is going to be a very thorough investigation," Lange said. "It's obviously a very tragic incident."

The National Transportation Safety Board also is investigating, NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said.

Midland is about 320 miles west of Dallas.

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Associated Press writer James Beltran contributed to this report from Dallas.

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