Analysis: 4 dead after train hits truck during Texas parade saluting U.S. troops

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In the CNN article, "4 dead after train hits truck during Texas parade saluting U.S. troops," the author does a good job of including many important and crucial details.

The article includes a lot of specific details about the time of the crash and those who were killed or injured: "The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, during the "Hunt for Heroes" event in Midland." This statement supplies the reader with substantial information regarding the event.

The article also provides its readers with the names, titles, and ages of all of those who died in the crash. The author does a good job of describing the event in chronological order, which makes it easier for the audience to follow. For instance, the article flows nicely in the paragraphs describing the incident: "First responders found two dead at the scene, while two others were later pronounced dead at Midland Memorial Hospital."

In addition to the article efficiently relaying the events of the crash, it also attributes all the important details. For example, the author had a quote from a parade attendee: "I'm waving at these guys and then you...find out this happened." Having quotes from various sources such as a parade attendee make the article more powerful and meaningful; it's a good way to grab the reader's attention.

Overall, the article contains a lot of great information with plenty of details; it relays a strong story with it's frequent use of attributions from various sources.

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