Driver charged with DWI after escaping vehicle struck by train in North Tonawanda

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A woman and her dogs safely escaped a vehicle that was struck by a train in North Tonawanda Tuesday night.

The vehicle was stuck on the tracks at Ward and River Roads before the driver jumped out. Authorities say the driver, Saratoga County resident Devon Dipasquale, 36, lost her way and turned on the tracks, where she got stuck.

When she saw a train coming, she called police and fled.

Dipasquale failed a field sobriety test, according to police. She was charged with DWI. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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