The jury trial over the deadly veterans parade train wreck in Midland from 2012 kicked off this week, but according to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the trial is already over after having just begun.
Plaintiffs in the case – family members of those killed in the accident – were attempting to argue that Union Pacific Railroad was negligent in maintaining warning signals where the crash occurred.
Union Pacific has maintained it followed all required federal regulations at the crossing.
Friday morning we spoke with MRT Reporter Joe Basco, who was covering the trial at the Midland County Courthouse this week.
Basco tells KRTS that after a closed-door meeting, Judge James Rush has advised both parties in the case that the trial will be dismissed when official documents can be filed. Judge Rush has also reportedly instructed attorneys in the case to keep the details behind that decision private.