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A southbound train pushed this Chevy Aveo for seven blocks before it was able to stop. The driver fled the scene.

Charges are pending in car-train crash


Police are still not sure why a driver turned his Chevy Aveo onto train tracks in downtown Farmington last week, but they expect to file charges in the matter very soon.

Farmington detective sergeant Lee Hollatz has spoken with the driver of the car, which was more than officers at the scene of the Dec. 20 car-train accident could say.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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