No charges seen against vets parade crash driver
Flatbed truck carried wounded veterans and their families during parade before it was struck by train Nov. 15, 2012 in Midland, Texas. / AP
MIDLAND, Texas Officials of a West Texas city where four wounded veterans died when a train slammed into their parade float say the driver of the truck towing the float won't be charged.
Midland spokeswoman Sara Higgins says no charges will be filed against Dale Andrew Hayden, of Midland. She also said the police report on the crash soon will be sent to the Midland County district attorney.
- Attorney: Driver in Texas veterans parade crash "in shock"
- Veterans parade in deadly crash used route for 3 years
- Officials: Vets' float crossed track after signals
Assistant District Attorney Steve Stallings tells the Midland Reporter-Telegram no decision on charges will come until the report is completed.
West Texas veterans parade crash
But he tells the newspaper that generally, the Midland Police Department has to file charges before the DA's office can prepare an indictment, after which a defendant could be put before a grand jury. Stallings said he didn't know of any indictments against Hayden.
A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman says board investigators haven't questioned Hayden. Higgins wouldn't say if Midland police had done so.
Four veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were killed and 16 more people were injured in the Nov. 15 collision.
Popular on CBSNews.com
Photos: Underground shots of NYC's Second Ave. subway project New York City's Second Ave. subway was first conceived almost a century ago and when it is completed, it will extend all the way down the eastern side of Manhattan with 16 new stations. CBS News' Don Dahler reports on one of the most challenging public works projects in the country.
- Reporter Michael Hastings dies at 33
- Girl who lost feet in lawnmower gets prosthetics
- Tornado briefly touches down on Denver airport runways
- FAA approval sought for 650-foot-tall Vegas thrill ride
- Report: U.S. teacher training an "industry of mediocrity"
- Scientists say shipwreck timber in Lake Michigan centuries old
- Day care worker accused of drugging snacks for nap-time
- Report: Pregnant workers face routine discrimination