Judge dismisses suit in veterans parade collision with train

AP News
Posted: Feb 11, 2015 6:05 PM

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has dismissed a lawsuit stemming from a 2012 collision between a freight train and a veterans' parade float that killed four veterans.

The lawsuit was filed against Union Pacific Railroad by 17 people who were injured or lost relatives in the Midland accident.

Court records show a judge sided with UP in a summary judgment late Tuesday. A plaintiff's attorney says he'll appeal.

The trial abruptly stopped last month when UP's attorneys objected to testimony about video from the train. The plaintiffs were trying to prove the train's crew was negligent, their lone remaining claim that the judge later tossed after UP noted federal investigators blamed the city and parade organizers for the crash.

UP reached a confidential settlement with 26 other people last month.