Skip to comments.Autopsy: Lobbyist was drunk at time of fatal accident in garage
Posted on 02/11/2011 5:43:14 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Ashley Turton, a former senior aide to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), was intoxicated when she died in an accident last month, according to an autopsy report.
Turton, who was working as an energy lobbyist at the time of the accident, died from the inhalation of products of combustion and thermal burns, according to Beverly Fields of the D.C. Chief Medical Examiners office. Acute alcohol intoxication was a contributing factor in her death, Fields said.
Turton was found dead inside of her burned SUV, which apparently caught fire in the early morning hours inside of her garage on Capitol Hill. Turton was married to Dan Turton, the White House liaison to the House of Representatives.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Was she drinking corn-based alcohol like our cars are forced to consume?
Drunk at 5:00 AM?
she was murdered...this is a big coverup.......s
It could have been after a night of partying rather than starting early, or it could have been suicide and she got really drunk so that she could make herself go out and sit in a running car in a garage.
... it could have happened that way ...
The bars close at 4 where I live. Usually still at the diner at 5. Not sober.
Back when I worked 12 hour afternoon shifts I didn’t even start drinking till 5AM
Well there you go——I learn something every day.
Cheers! Skoal! Prosit! Bottoms up!
That would keep anybody drunk 24-7.
Did you know Vince Foster was intoxicated when he shot himself and then drove himself to Fort Marcy Park so he could take a hike????? Didn’t know that, did you????????
This entire thing is strange.
I feel so sorry for the little ones.
Hey, I remember you you lousy drunk!
That's a different sort of "anti-freeze".
The questions to ask now is, with whom, where and when this acute alcohol intoxication took place at.
Yep. Buy beer on the way to work and start drinking on the way home.
What did you wait all day?
They frowned on that sort of thing in the shop.
The filthy bastids.
Her entire company was most likely up drinking all night, considering the following day’s events.
However, this timing of her ‘passing out’ or being ‘knocked out’ from the collision are a bit hard to swallow.
Pinging a few folks from the last thread on this about the anti-freeze and headlights. Now the autopsy is in.
Lets review the tales so far about what she was doing.
1st she was just coming home after a late night, then her husband said she had an early flight that morning and was on her way out to the airport but her co-workers expected her in the office. Driving into garage, out of garage, eenie, meenie, minee, mo.
Something is very wrong here.
And what about the husband saying everyone was accounted for. I thought, he thought she had left for the airport. The video shows the firemen casually putting out the fire, no rush because they had no idea anyone was in the car. The husband wasn’t freaking out. Doesn’t seem right.
Does Vince Foster come to mind when you read the confusing circumstances in this fatality?
Ashley Westbrook Turton, opened the door of her BMW suburban utility vehicle a few minutes before 5 am on January 10. The 37-year old mother of three young children, including twin boys, and the wife of Dan Turton, President Obamas chief liaison to the House of Representatives, was on her way to work. Later that day, an announcement would come from Duke Power that it was buying Progress Energy for $26 billion, creating the largest power utility in the United States.
Ashley Turton would never make it to work that day. Turtons car was engulfed in flames after she turned the ignition. The Washington Metropolitan Police Department, which can always be counted on to come up with the best fiction ......
Took them long enough to figure that out.
Well: the Doctor who did the autopsy probably studied at Howard.
Sounds like she should a been working for GM?
She’d come in from one event earlier that morning and was on her way to something else. Maybe she was intending to sleep it off on the trip.
BTW guys, don’t carry this too far or you’ll start talking about “Spontaneous Human Combustion” and that’s one of those topics we avoid on FR ~ or least we have for the last 15 years anyway.
This is breaking news. Could the reason the husband did not know his wife was burning in the garage and said all were accounted for because he, Ashley and all the guys from the Tides foundation were drinking all night knowing they were going to make millions on the stock when the merger was announced? Good time for the tides people to kill two birds with one stone. Get rid of the source of the tip and send a message to the person who is going to be brought before the Issa committee. These guys are ruthless killers. I am in awe of the sheer evil.
For those new to this case Ashley’s husband worked with tides before he worked for Obama. He single handily shepherded the stimulus bill thru the congress. This bill included green energy subsidy for progress energy Ashley’s employer for 800,000,000.00. The source is in an earlier thread.
She had to be partying with a Kennedy.
Yeah, I’ll say. Something is very wrong here...I don’t buy this bs.
You’ll never get spontaneous combustion theories from me that’s for sure.
I think this mystery will never be solved.
Her is an article quoting homicide detective. Turton, a mother of three small children, was the wife of Daniel A. Turton, 43, the White House’s deputy director of legislative affairs for the House of Representatives. He is President Obama’s point man on legislation moving through that body.
Investigators on Monday were trying to determine what happened a few hours before dawn at the couple’s two-story brick home in the 800 block of A Street SE.
Police said in a statement that the 2008 BMW X5 “crashed into the interior of the garage,” which faces Eighth Street. “After the impact, a fire started and quickly engulfed the entire garage as well as the automobile,” the statement said.
One source familiar with the incident said “there didn’t appear to be any major trauma” to Turton’s body. Another official, Capt. Michael Farish of the D.C. police homicide unit, said, “We have no evidence of any obvious malfeasance in her death at this time.”
Authorities said Turton’s death might have resulted from the low-speed crash, an unknown medical situation preceding it, the fire, or some combination of the three. Her body was taken to the D.C. medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Pete Piringer, a D.C. fire department spokesman, said neighbors called for help about 4:50 a.m. after they saw smoke and flames. The SUV was pointing into the garage at a crooked angle with its back end slightly outside.
Authorities said an autopsy might determine whether the incident occurred after Turton suffered “a medical event,” one official said.
Emphasizing that investigators had not determined the facts, the official said Turton might have lost control of the SUV, resulting in a low-speed crash that could have ignited flammable substances stored in the garage.
Neighbors described hearing a crash followed by several popping sounds. They said the fire burned quickly. Julie Domenick, who lives two doors away from the Turton home, said she called 911 after her barking dog alerted her to the fire.
Wait a minute. Was it ever determined whether she was coming home or going to the airport as I think her husband stated?
Article, then # 29 , 34 , 35.
Might want to check out # 23 and # 24.
Remember Vince Foster and Ron Brown? Just askin'...
This sounds eerily familiar to one I remember I think it was about a year ago. Supposedly she had hit the inside of the garage and the car caught on fire.
Anyone else remember that? What was her name and who was it she was connected to?
I’ve got $250 for anyone who can documentably get antifreeze to ignite on a halogen headlight. I’m sure we can raise the prize higher with others present.
I’d imagine there was a massive recall of the X5 suv by BMW as a result of this tragedy.
Why, those things are rolling bombs on the scale of a Ford Pinto, igniting with a minor bump to the radiator such as they are, and those daytime running lights are always on.
Resale of the X5 will plummet. Safety moms with kids just won’t take the chance. And the media firestorm ...
Oh, wait. Nothing of the sort has happened.
The article above is from February. It probably is the case you're remembering. Consider the green energy connection in light of recent developments . . . makes you go hmmmm.
Yes, in light of the green energy fraud that is going on it is very suspect.
Yes, in light of the green energy fraud that is going on it is very suspect.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2670840/posts 532 posts from Feb
Might be a good idea to peruse these other two and piece information together.
Try these links:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2672393/posts - 133 posts from Feb
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2670840/posts - 532 posts from Feb
This is interesting. I don’t think there have been nearly as many suspicious deaths for folks affiliated with the Baraqqi Regime compared to the Clintons.
But this one sure smells funny.
In fact, the LAPD says that the two times that are worst for DUIs is:
1. After the bars close at 2AM
2. Early morning after night shift
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