A pioneer in sleep research died due to his having fallen asleep at the wheel

Eugene Aserinsky, a pioneer in sleep research, who discovered REM sleep, died when his car hit a tree north of San Diego due to his having fallen asleep at the wheel.

Re-creation of woman’s death proves too real

Yooket Paen, 57, of Angthong, Thailand accidentally slipped on “farmyard mud,” grabbed a naked live wire and got electrocuted to death. After the funeral, her sister, Yooket Pan, 52, was showing her neighbors how the accident happened when she herself slipped, grabbed the same live wire and also got electrocuted to death.

Anti-seat belt law advocate is killed in automobile accident

Derek Kieper, an anti-seat belt law advocate, was killed in a car wreck because he wasn’t wearing his seat belt. Kieper, who was riding in the back seat of the Explorer, was ejected from the vehicle. Two others in the vehicle, including the driver and the front-seat passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries.

2 men, 2 suicides, 1 heart and 1 widow

69-year-old Sonny Graham from Vidalia, Georgia received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and 12 years later died the same way the donor did.

Finnish twins joined in death

72-year-old twin brothers in Raahe, Finland, died the same day after separate accidents on the same road. One brother had gone cycling in the morning, got hit by a truck and died immediately. No more than an hour later the other brother went to cycle on the very same road and got hit by a truck and died immediately. The distance between two accident sites was no more than 1,5 kilometers. The police says the later twin brother couldn’t had known of his brother’s death but it was all just coincidence.

Death Row Escapee Beaten to Death

Troy Leon Gregg escaped from death row only to be beaten to death in a bar fight later that night.

Survivor of Toronto Mall Shooting Killed in Colorado Shooting

@JessicaRedfield via Twitter

24-year-old Jessica Ghawi (a sports blogger, also known as Jessica Redfield), who escaped a mass shooting in Toronto, had been fatally shot one month later during mass shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises movie in Aurora, Colorado.

@ jessicaredfield via Twitter
Colorado ‘Dark Knight’ massacre victim Jessica Ghawi’s last words were with former Daily News hockey writer Jesse Spector.