VERNON TWP. — The Michigan State Police this week said officials are waiting for completion of toxicology tests before determining potential charges for a 33-year-old Durand woman who drove her Chrysler sedan into the side of a moving Amtrak train Thursday night. “The investigation remains open pending toxicology results and prosecutor review,” the MSP said via email. “Toxicology results and prosecutor review could take several weeks.”
The MSP declined to release the woman’s name because she has not been charged. The MSP said it did not have a medical status available.
According to police, the woman was eastbound on Pittsburg Road about 9:20 p.m. Thursday when she drove around crossing gates and into the path of a northbound Amtrak train carrying 108 people. None of the train passengers were injured. Passengers were taken by bus to continue their journey.
The woman fled the scene on foot and was detained about a mile away. She was taken to Hurley Medical Center in Flint.