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Brenda Joyce Pennington

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Muscle Shoals Police have charged a woman they say intentionally ran over her friend with a truck. Brenda Joyce Pennington, 59, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, which is a felony.

Investigators say Pennington went and got the truck while the two were walking down the road together. She reportedly returned, hitting the victim. The victim was standing on the edge of Midland Avenue.

Authorities say Pennington then left the area.

The victim was treated and released from a Shoals area hospital.