Drunk woman hit by a train, after getting car stuck on tracks

Drunk woman hit by a train, after getting car stuck on tracks

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Akron Police say a 41-year-old woman was drunk when she drove her car onto railroad tracks.

Shannon Garske then became stuck on the tracks and was hit by an oncoming CSX train.

This happened just after Midnight Thursday near the intersection of Upton Avenue and Easton Drive.

Police say she drove her Saturn eastbound on Upton Street towards the dead end. At the dead end, she drove on a gravel access path along the railway. She lost control and lodged her car on the rails of the tracks.

Garske was transported to Akron City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

She is charged with failure to control and OVI.

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