Woman hit by train in Anderson now facing charges

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says a woman suffered non-life threatening injuries after she was hit by a train in Anderson.

Posted: Apr 9, 2019 7:35 AM
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 8:54 AM

ANDERSON, Calif. -The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said a woman suffered non-life threatening injuries after she was hit by a train in Anderson.

Deputies say the woman, in her 30s or 40s, was standing just off the railroad tracks in the area of Eastside road and Latone Road at around 11:39 p.m. Monday. The Union Pacific Railroad dispatch says the train was traveling southbound at approximately 45 miles per hour.

The Sheriff's Office says the train attempted to stop, but was unable to in time and hit the woman. The Sheriff's Office says the woman appeared to be dancing and waving her middle finger at the train. Sheriff deputies, Cal Fire, medical personnel and Union Pacific staff responded.

Deputies say a small purse containing a methamphetamine pipe, a cell phone, a lighter, and an empty beer were located where the impact was believed to have occurred, but no identifying information was found. No signs of injury or blood were found in the area or on the train. The California Highway Patrol helicopter conducted a check of the area for the woman, but she was not located.

Deputies say the woman checked into Shasta Regional Center at around 3:24 a.m. Tuesday, saying she was hit by a train. She was identified as Shannon Lee Henry, 47 years old, of Shasta Lake. The Sheriff's Office says Henry told deputies she consumed a beer while walking on Eastside Road when she was hit by the train. She received non-life threatening injuries.

The Sheriff's Office says Henry is charged with unauthorized entry upon railroad property.

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