Train Hits Car, Driver Arrested


A North Liberty woman faces drunk driving charges after her abandoned car was struck by a train Monday night in Marshall County.

The 2001 Honda registered to Malory K. Schmucker, 30, crashed into the tracks on southbound Redwood Road north of 1st Road just after 10 p.m., according to a report from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

Schmucker told the investigating officer a friend got the car stuck then fled the scene. Schmucker got in the car and tried to move it, but didn’t have time to do so before an eastbound train approached.

She got out of the car before the train hit it and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.