Attorney: Driver in Texas veterans parade crash "in shock"
Midland police, fire and sheriffs respond to an accident where a trailer carrying veterans in a parade was struck by a train crossing in Midland, Texas,on Nov. 15, 2012. / AP Photo/Reporter-Telegram/ Tim Fischer
MIDLAND, Texas The attorney for a parade float driver in a fatal train collision in West Texas says the driver is under a doctor's care and remains "very much in shock" after the incident.
Dale Andrew Hayden was identified Tuesday as the driver in last week's crash that left four veterans dead and 16 people injured.
Attorney Hal Brockett says Hayden is himself a veteran who served in Afghanistan. The 50-year-old is now a truck driver for an oilfield services company. He was driving a flatbed truck Thursday carrying two dozen veterans and their loved ones for a parade in their honor.
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The truck was passing a railroad crossing when it was hit by a Union Pacific train.
Brockett says words can't express Hayden's "sorrow and remorse" for the victims.
Meanwhile, federal investigators plan to re-enact the factors that converged into the train crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled the test for Tuesday afternoon at the Union Pacific railroad crossing in western Midland where the crash happened. There has been no date arranged for investigators to interview the truck's driver, CBS News reported.
West Texas veterans parade crash
One person remains hospitalized in Midland with injuries from last week's crash of a freight train into a veterans' parade float.
Midland city spokesman Ryan Stout says Midland Memorial Hospital had transferred to a critically injured patient to a hometown hospital after the patient's condition was stabilized. Hospital spokeswoman Marcy Madrid says she doesn't know where the patient was transferred.
Madrid says that leaves one patient in stable condition at the hospital who will eventually also be transferred to a hometown hospital.
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