2 women charged after Indiana rail bridge ordeal

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 5 at 12:06 AM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Two women face criminal charges after being caught on video surviving a close call with a freight train as they walked across a trestle 80 feet high in southern Indiana.
 
Prosecutors filed misdemeanor railroad trespassing charges Monday against 37-year-old Stacey June Smith of Bloomington and 34-year-old Wendy Gayle Timothy of Pensacola, Florida.
 
A video shows the two women lying on the tracks as the trained passed over them July 10 on the bridge over Lake Lemon northeast of Bloomington.
 
The Herald-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1o7tfy7 ) the two will be summoned to appear in court. If convicted, they could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
 
Court records showed neither had an attorney. A telephone message seeking comment was left for Timothy. Smith doesn't have a published telephone listing.
 

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