FRESNO (CBS SF / AP) — Police in the Central Valley say a woman has been arrested on felony child neglect charges after her 8-year-old daughter was killed as she crawled under a train in downtown Fresno.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says 44-year-old Joy Collins urged the girl and her 9-year-old brother to crawl under the idling train so the family wouldn’t miss a bus home.READ MORE: 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Los Angeles
Dyer said Tuesday the boy made it but the girl was reluctant to get under the Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train. When she did, the train lurched and trapped her under its wheels, dragging and killing her as Collins ran behind in desperation.READ MORE: San Francisco Mayor Defends Criticism After Video Catches Her Dancing Maskless at Night Club
It was not immediately known if Collins has an attorney.MORE NEWS: COVID: San Mateo County Mounts Effort to Boost Coastal Town Vaccination Rates
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