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West Texas rail crossing had 10 previous accidents

Parade participants of the Show of Support parade are comforted after a truck carrying wounded veterans and their families during a parade was struck by a train Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 on S. Garfield Street and W. Industrial Avenue in Midland, Texas. A freight train slammed into the parade float Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17 others as the float tried to get through the West Texas railroad crossing on its way to an honorary banquet, authorities said. (AP Photo/Odessa American, Albert Cesare) Photo by