Charges Pending in Train/Car Crash

Roane County (WVLT) -- A woman who was seriously hurt when her car was hit by a train will face charges for drunk driving.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the accident happened Tuesday morning at the railroad tracks on McNew Road new Manufactures Road.

The train engineer told police 35 year-old Kimberly Hensley car was parked on the tracks with both headlights and the engine turned off.

The train was going about 35 miles per hour when it hit the car.

Troopers say it pushed her car about 800-900 feet down the tracks.

Hensley was airlifted to U.T. Medical Center where she is now listed in stable condition.

THP says they plan to file charges against her for DUI and driving on a suspended license.


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