CRIME

2 women face trespassing charge after close call with train on Indiana trestle 80 feet high

In this frame grab from surveillance video provided by the Indiana Rail Road via WRTV, two women run down a railroad track ahead of a freight train coming toward them, Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Monroe County in Indiana. The women survived the incident, but authorities are reviewing the video for potential criminal charges. (AP Photo/Indiana Rail Road via WRTV)

In this frame grab from surveillance video provided by the Indiana Rail Road via WRTV, two women run down a railroad track ahead of a freight train coming toward them, Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Monroe County in Indiana. The women survived the incident, but authorities are reviewing the video for potential criminal charges. (AP Photo/Indiana Rail Road via WRTV)  (The Associated Press)

Two women face criminal charges after prosecutors say they were caught on video surviving a close call with a freight train as they walked across a trestle 80 feet high in southern Indiana.

Misdemeanor railroad trespassing charges were filed Monday in Indiana's Monroe Circuit Court against 37-year-old Stacey June Smith of Bloomington and 34-year-old Wendy Gayle Timothy of Pensacola, Florida.

A video shows two women lying on tracks as a train passes over them July 10 on a bridge over Lake Lemon northeast of Bloomington.

The Herald-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1o7tfy7 ) the two will be summoned to court. If convicted, they could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Court records showed neither had an attorney. A telephone message seeking comment was left for Timothy. Smith doesn't have a published telephone listing.

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Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com