Archive for Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Autopsy completed in train fatality

December 19, 2006


A Lawrence resident who was struck and killed by a train earlier this year tested positive for sedatives and may have been undergoing liver failure caused by cirrhosis, according to an autopsy report filed in District Court.

The report says that 53-year-old Jeannie NewMoon died of multiple injuries from being hit by a train Aug. 12 in North Lawrence.

The train's conductor told an investigator that NewMoon appeared to be trying to cross the railroad tracks while walking beside a bicycle. According to the conductor, NewMoon was struggling with the bicycle as if the pedal was caught in the rail and didn't appear to be in a hurry even as the train whistle blew.

The report says NewMoon tested negative for alcohol but positive for marijuana byproducts and for benzodiazepines, a class of central nervous system depressants.

The report said she had a bandage covering a hole from a needle on one hand and marks on her chest from EKG pads, a description consistent with friends' statements that she had just been released from the hospital.


bearded_gnome 8 years, 11 months ago

what? no wise cracks? no blame the engineer? or the cops? no "monday morning quarterbacks?" nice for a change!

so, according to the article: pot plus valium and you die. that's such a sad loss that didn't have to happen!

prioress 8 years, 11 months ago

I agree; this is a sad situation all around; RIP Jeannie.

sublime 8 years, 11 months ago

That sucks.What a way to go.I saw a picture on of a guy that was killed by a train.It was brutal....This lady has my sympathy.

yellowhouse 8 years, 11 months ago

Be faithful until death I shalt not fear

A few short days of strife,

Behold the prize, you shall soon wear,

A crown of endless life!

Psalm Iv.22 The Lord is willing to recieve whatever we carry to him, he will the remove our load, or give us more strength to bear it.

goldenrule1968 8 years, 11 months ago

That was a very nice thing to say Yellow House. I am glad that Nice and Kind People still exist. May God Bless You and Your Family!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!! Peace and Love, The Coleman and Sanders Family

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