The Douglas County coroner this morning said the blood-alcohol level of a 29-year-old Lawrence man who died in a traffic accident early Sunday was three times the legal limit.
Dr. Carol Moddrell said Ronald Janesko's blood-alcohol level was .37. Under Kansas law, a driver is considered intoxicated if his or her blood-alcohol level is .10 or above.
Moddrell said Janesko, 29, Lawrence, died from neck injuries he suffered after he lost control of the car he was driving, which veered into a ditch and rolled several times. The accident occurred just east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.
Douglas County sheriff's officers reported that Janesko was driving east on K-10 faster than 95 mph. Witnesses told officers that Janesko had passed them on the highway at high speeds before he apparently lost control of the car. The car's headlights were not on, witnesses said.