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Union Pacific: Others Responsible for Crash

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    Railroad investigators work the scene of an accident where four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying the returning heroes to a banquet last Thursday in Midland, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Federal investigators were trying to determine whether the two-float parade had been given enough warning to clear the tracks. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

    Union Pacific has filed motions in civil court contending that three other entities are responsible for the collision that killed four U.S. military veterans on a parade float last year.

    The motions seek to designate the city of Midland, Midland County and the parade organizer as responsible third parties.

    The filings claim the three entities failed to exercise ordinary care in their actions relating to the Nov. 15 parade.

    The motions were filed earlier this month in response to civil suits alleging that Union Pacific failed to provide proper warning at the crossing. The suits were filed in Midland and Dallas by injured veterans and their wives along with the families of vets who were killed.

    A spokesman for the city declined comment on the railroad's motions.