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Woman allegedly abandoned car on tracks before freight train slammed into vehicle

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Dec 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-14 18:47:41-05

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A Midlothian woman has been arrested after officers found her empty car at a railroad crossing near Hungary Road and Purcell Road early Sunday morning.

Henrico police said 24-year old Ashley Webb parked her car on the railroad tracks around 1:30 a.m. before the vehicle was as hit by a freight train.

The car was reportedly pushed about a half a mile down the tracks. .

Webb was  charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and second offense DUI.  The only damage done was to the vehicle.

Police shut down traffic for nearly a mile around the area while crews cleared away the wreckage.

There were no injuries reported.