In the wake of last month's deadly Texas train crash, the Midland Police Department does not plan to file charges against the man who drove a parade float carrying 12 veterans and their wives onto railroad tracks, a city spokeswoman said Friday.
The Nov. 15 crash in the West Texas town killed four veterans and seriously wounded five other people. The driver, Dale Andrew Hayden, was not physically injured in the crash.
“We don’t have any plans to file against the driver,” spokeswoman Sara Higgins told the Los Angeles Times.
She said the police report on the tragedy is nearing completion. It will then be sent to the district attorney’s office.
She could not explain why police do not plan to file charges against Hayden, but added that such information may be included in the forthcoming report.