A lawsuit over the crash of a Union Pacific freight train into a parade float carrying military veterans is expanding.
Eight more people and the family of one of the four veterans killed in the crash have joined the lawsuit against Union Pacific and a Midland company that owned the truck that towed the float.
A truck owned by Smith Industries Inc. in Midland was towing the second float in a parade organized to honor wounded veterans and their wives.
Lubbock lawyer Kevin Glasheen said in a Wednesday statement that the family of Joshua Michael of San Antonio has joined the suit, along with four couples. Michael is one of four men killed in the crash. They join two other couples as plaintiffs.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
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