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Midland Officials: Changes Made in Wake of Veterans Parade Wreck



    Midland police, fire and sheriffs respond to an accident where a trailer carrying wounded veterans in a parade was struck by a train in Midland, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Authorities say four people are dead and 17 others are injured after a Union Pacific train slammed into the parade float. . (AP Photo/Reporter-Telegram, Tim Fischer)

    Midland officials say they've changed city ordinances governing special events after the fatal crash of a train into a parade float loaded with veterans.

    City officials said Tuesday they'll consider other National Transportation Safety Board recommendations.

    In a statement, the city said "more work needs to be done" but a lawsuit prohibits further comment on the November 2012 crash that killed four veterans.

    The NTSB Tuesday faulted lack of safety planning by parade organizers and the city for the accident that also injured 11 other veterans and their wives and a sheriff's deputy.

    A train traveling 62 mph slammed into a flatbed truck on which the vets and their wives were riding during a parade organized by a group called Show of Support. Group officials didn't return calls for comment.