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FARMINGTON – A woman who was hit by two freight trains after allegedly evading police on Oct. 13 was charged with numerous counts in 2nd District Court on Monday, Nov. 18.

She will be arraigned on Dec. 5.

Bonnie Jean Stroud, 29, was charged with one third-degree felony count of failure to stop at the command of a police officer; and two counts of assault, one count of driving under the influence of alcohol, and one count of reckless driving, all class B misdemeanors; and one count of having no valid driver’s license/never obtained a license, a class C misdemeanor.

Stroud was allegedly an unwanted guest at a party in Woods Cross on the morning of Oct. 13. Court documents say she became upset when she was asked to leave, and threw items around and pepper sprayed two guests at the party.

She left the party as police arrived and allegedly took off at a high rate of speed, police said, leading them on a chase that allegedly reached speeds as high as 100 mph.

Stroud headed east on 2600 South. At 1050 West, her car entered a train crossing and was struck by a southbound freight train. As police arrived, another southbound train on an adjacent track hit the car.


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