Can't even pull off a parade without getting people killed.
The first float pulled ahead and successfully cleared the tracks, but the second float, still filled with people, was smashed by the locomotive.
Two people died at the scene. Two more died at the hospital.
Ten of the victims are in critical condition. Eight are stable.
The special convoy was meant to kick off as spacial weekend for the veterans and their families, including an all-expenses-paid deer hunt. (Related story: Texas deer breath sigh of relief)
This is a shot of the tragic parade float just moments before it was wrecked and destroyed by a train:
Picture of typical american family - eXtraLarge size:
"died heroically saving his wife" - which is surprising, given her mass.