Mother Charged in Scott City Train Accident
By CJ Cassidy
Scott City, MO - A new twist to the weekend train accident that left a little girl severely injured.
The seven-year-old continues to recover in a Saint Louis hospital, but authorities say the child's arm had to be amputated.
Now, the child's mother faces three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Investigators tell me 33-year-old Glenda Ross had three young children in her care at the time.
Police say Ross asked the children to crawl under a parked train and follow her. That's when the train moved, and struck the child.
Authorities say the child's right arm had to be amputated.
"We've never had that kind of a problem. It's tragic it's happened; I don't know if there's a way to prevent it from happening or preventing people making choices like this," Chief Don Cobb with the Scott City Police Department says.
Cobb says the child's mother instructed the children with her to follow her under the train.
He says another adult with the group chose to climb over the train.
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