Lawrence Boivin

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Doomed Parade Float Used Tried-and-True Route

Floats had followed same one for 3 years

(Newser) - Organizers of the parade in West Texas in which four US military veterans were killed when a train plowed into a truck had been using the same route for three years, investigators said yesterday. The NTSB says the company that owned the truck is cooperating with investigators, who expect to... More »

Float Hit by Train Crossed Track Against Signals

Officials say truck entered tracks after warning bells, signals

(Newser) - A parade float filled with wounded veterans that was struck by a freight train had crossed onto the railroad tracks after warning signals were going off, investigators say. It was the second of two floats carrying veterans in Thursday's parade in Midland, Texas. The first was exiting the tracks... More »

Vets Killed in Train Crash Pushed Wives to Safety

Four servicemen were killed in Texas accident

(Newser) - Two of the military veterans killed in yesterday's horrific train accident in Midland, Texas, died saving their wives, reports ABC News . Witnesses say Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, 34, and Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Boivin, 47, pushed their wives to safety but were unable to escape themselves as the train bore... More »

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