- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Jury selection has begun in a civil trial involving people who were hurt or had family members killed when a freight train struck a veterans parade float in Midland two years ago.

The selection of jurors is scheduled to continue Tuesday at the Midland County Courthouse. It’s not clear when opening statements will begin in the trial featuring 17 plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs are separate from 26 others who earlier this month settled their lawsuit against Union Pacific Railroad.

The settlement is confidential but Kevin Glasheen, the lawyer who represented families that settled, said at the time the families were “very satisfied.”

Families of two of the four veterans killed in the November 2012 crash were part of the agreement.

Many others were injured in the wreck.


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