MIDLAND, Texas – Officials say four veterans were killed by a train slamming into a parade float stuck on a railroad crossing in West Texas.
Midland city spokesman Ryan Stout said 37-year-old Sgt. Maj. Gary Stouffer and 47-year-old Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Boivin died at the scene of the crash Thursday afternoon.
Stout said 34-year-old Army Sgt. Joshua Michael and 43- year-old Army Sgt. Maj. William Lubbers were pronounced dead later at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Stout says police on Friday confirmed the identities of those who died. Sixteen others were hurt in the crash. Four are in stable condition and one is critical. Ten others were treated and released from the hospital.