MIDLAND, TX (CNN/KOSA) -- A grand jury in Texas has decided not to indict the driver of a parade float involved in a deadly accident with a train.
After one of the most tragic events in West Texas history many eyes looked to Dale Andrew Hayden, the driver of the flatbed truck that was hit by a train in November during a parade, killing four war veterans.
The grand jury met Wednesday to decide if Hayden intentionally put these veterans and their families in harm's way. Midland County District Clark Ross Bush says, "I can guarantee you that it was not presented to the Grand Jury until all the facts, all the evidence, any aspect of this case was looked at."
Bush confirmed the grand jury's decision that no charges will be filed. Bush says, "It's a no bill which means his situation is over with. It's done, it's finished, he's not going to be indicted on any type of charges."
Hayden's attorney Hal Brockett says, "We are glad to have this behind us."
Brockett says he told his client that good news. He says, "Well once again, I'm not in there, don't know, but because there was no evidence of criminal negligence. Embarrassed to say we are relieved, because I did not think it was a matter that needed to be taken to the Grand Jury."
Brockett says the fatal crash was the most traumatic event in his client's life, even more difficult than what he experienced in tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brockett's says, "My client is going through a great deal of emotional distress and I don't say that to minimize the loss that these people suffered."
He says from a criminal standpoint it's over, but there are many civil lawsuits that await. Brockett says, "You can't undo what's been done. You can only hope to move forward and hope things get better for everybody who is involved."