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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

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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.

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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 joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  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 American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also 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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