Alabaster police say a 43-year-old Amy Silver was arrested in the death of her 4-year-old daughter because she was driving under the influence when her car was struck by a train.
WBRC-TV reports Silver was arrested by U.S. Marshals and charged with reckless murder in the death of her daughter, Sharon Smith. Silver was arrested at her home in Onenota and transferred to the Shelby County jail.
Police said Silver stopped at the tracks, but ignored train signals and kept going through the intersection while a train was coming.
Along with the reckless murder charge, Silver is also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and disregarding a railroad warning device. Silver was also seriously injured in the crash that happened earlier this month.
Her bond is set at $154,000. It was unknown if she has an attorney who could speak on her behalf.