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1 left hospitalized in Midland after parade crash

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Photo -   Railroad investigators work the scene of an accident where four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying the returning heroes to a banquet last Thursday in Midland, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Federal investigators were trying to determine whether the two-float parade had been given enough warning to clear the tracks. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)
Railroad investigators work the scene of an accident where four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying the returning heroes to a banquet last Thursday in Midland, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Federal investigators were trying to determine whether the two-float parade had been given enough warning to clear the tracks. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)
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MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — One person remains hospitalized in Midland with injuries from last week's crash of a freight train into a veterans' parade float that killed four vets.

Midland city spokesman Ryan Stout says Midland Memorial Hospital had transferred to a critically injured patient to a hometown hospital after the patient's condition was stabilized. Hospital spokeswoman Marcy Madrid says she doesn't know where the patient was transferred.

Madrid says that leaves one patient in stable condition at the hospital who will eventually also be transferred to a hometown hospital.

The National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation of the Thursday accident. A Union Pacific freight train slammed into a flatbed trailer decorated as a parade float carrying mostly wounded veterans and their spouses.

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