Defense Secretary Leon Panetta responds to train crash in Texas, says 'his thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, with those injured in this incident, and with the entire community' - statement via @NBCNews
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The Midland train crash was a rail crossing accident that occurred on November 15, 2012 in Midland, Texas. A freight train struck a flatbed trailer being used as a parade float carrying 26 passengers (12 of them United States Armed Forces veterans who had been wounded in action), killing four and injuring 16. The parade was en route to a veterans' benefit sponsored by the local charity Show of Support/Hunt for Heroes.