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.

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

Owner Of Segway Inc., Died In Segway Accident

Jimi Heselden, British owner of the Segway motorized scooter company, was killed when he accidentally drove off a cliff on a Segway at his estate at Thorp Arch near Boston Spa.

Chain Reaction

Robert V. Miletta, 47, from Joliet, Illinois died from a heart condition while on his way to a store to buy a pump to drain his pool where a 4-year-old boy drowned 2 days before that.

Girl died in funeral home crash

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Isabella Rushing, 3, was at a funeral home attending a viewing with her family in West Memphis, Arkansas, when a truck crashed into the building and killed her.

Bareheaded Motorcyclist Died in Helmet Protest

Philip A. Contos, 55, participating in a 2011 protest ride against mandatory helmet laws crashed his motorcycle and died because he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Pastor Died After Preaching With Deadly Pet

Serpent-handling pastor Mack Randall Wolford, 44, died in Matoaka, West Virginia, after being bitten by a rattlesnake – nearly 30 years after his father died the same way.

Death at the Same Spot

Emanuel Davidescu, 27, died instantly when he lost control of his car and hit an oncoming truck head-on along a motorway in Caras Severin, Romania.

Just a few hours later, his younger sister Maria Patrascu, 22, died on the same stretch of the E70 while heading home after being told of her brother’s death. Her husband was towing a trailer with a tractor when it was rear-ended by a speeding car as she rode in it. ‘She also died instantly although her children who were in the trailer with her were unharmed.’

Deadly Karma

Paul Porter, 66, traveled hours to fatally stab a family friend he dated over 15 years ago — then died of a heart attack and crashed his car as he fled the scene in Simi Valley, California.

Identical Twins were Born and Died on the Same Day

Identical twins Julian and Adrian Riester were born and died on the same day at age 92. Both died of heart failure in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Son Joins Mother


Thomas M. Olson, 22, died in crash on his way to hospital to see his mother, Mary J. Moore, 45, who just died in car accident in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Deadly Coincidence

Johanna Ganthaler, a pensioner from Italy, who was lucky enough to have missed her flight on the doomed Air France 447 died in a car crash on the way home in Austria.