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Autopsy: Lobbyist was drunk at time of fatal accident in garage
The Hill ^ | Feb. 11, 2011 | Jordy Yager

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 Examiner’s 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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antifreeze; ashleyturton; bac; bmw; danturton; dui; dukeenergy; dukepower; etoh; garagefire; progressenergy; rosadelauro; stangreenburg; stanleygreenburg; tidesfoundation; turton
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1 posted on 02/11/2011 5:43:16 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was she drinking corn-based alcohol like our cars are forced to consume?


2 posted on 02/11/2011 5:44:50 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Drunk at 5:00 AM?

God !


3 posted on 02/11/2011 5:45:24 PM PST by Mears
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

she was murdered...this is a big coverup.......s


4 posted on 02/11/2011 5:45:34 PM PST by milwguy
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To: Mears

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.


5 posted on 02/11/2011 5:49:01 PM PST by tiki
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To: Mears
She was drunk at 5 AM,
Drove into her garage hard enough to crack her radiator,
The antifreeze spilled out,
And ignited at 240 degrees F,
When it encountered her high temperature halogen headlights.

... it could have happened that way ...


6 posted on 02/11/2011 5:50:55 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Mears

The bars close at 4 where I live. Usually still at the diner at 5. Not sober.


7 posted on 02/11/2011 5:50:55 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Mears

Back when I worked 12 hour afternoon shifts I didn’t even start drinking till 5AM


8 posted on 02/11/2011 5:53:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Slings and Arrows
Bump
Ping
9 posted on 02/11/2011 5:53:22 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: cripplecreek

Well there you go——I learn something every day.

Cheers! Skoal! Prosit! Bottoms up!


10 posted on 02/11/2011 5:59:07 PM PST by Mears
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To: Free ThinkerNY
. . . senior aide to Rep. Rosa DeLauro . . .

That would keep anybody drunk 24-7.

11 posted on 02/11/2011 6:02:48 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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????????


12 posted on 02/11/2011 6:04:27 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: ClearCase_guy; tiki; thefactor

This entire thing is strange.

I feel so sorry for the little ones.


13 posted on 02/11/2011 6:04:52 PM PST by Mears
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To: cripplecreek

Hey, I remember you you lousy drunk!


14 posted on 02/11/2011 6:05:44 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Acute alcohol intoxication

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.

15 posted on 02/11/2011 6:13:54 PM PST by csvset
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To: Doc Savage

Yep. Buy beer on the way to work and start drinking on the way home.


16 posted on 02/11/2011 6:15:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Yep. Buy beer on the way to work and start drinking on the way home.

What did you wait all day?

17 posted on 02/11/2011 6:18:27 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: SeeSac

They frowned on that sort of thing in the shop.

The filthy bastids.


18 posted on 02/11/2011 6:19:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: tiki

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.


19 posted on 02/11/2011 6:29:21 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: crosslink; Gabrial; Girlene; DoughtyOne; Protect the Bill of Rights; BlueMondaySkipper; ...

Pinging a few folks from the last thread on this about the anti-freeze and headlights. Now the autopsy is in.


20 posted on 02/11/2011 6:40:21 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


21 posted on 02/11/2011 6:45:08 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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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.


22 posted on 02/11/2011 6:49:12 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does Vince Foster come to mind when you read the confusing circumstances in this fatality?


23 posted on 02/11/2011 6:59:10 PM PST by golf lover
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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 Obama’s 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. Turton’s 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 ......

http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_6821.shtml


24 posted on 02/11/2011 7:02:30 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Took them long enough to figure that out.

Well: the Doctor who did the autopsy probably studied at Howard.


25 posted on 02/11/2011 7:04:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like she should a been working for GM?


26 posted on 02/11/2011 7:10:10 PM PST by bray (Vote Palin to make heads explode on both sides of the aisle.)
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To: Mears

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.


27 posted on 02/11/2011 7:43:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Mears

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.


28 posted on 02/11/2011 7:45:08 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Guys

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.


29 posted on 02/11/2011 7:51:40 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She had to be partying with a Kennedy.


30 posted on 02/11/2011 8:03:07 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Yeah, I’ll say. Something is very wrong here...I don’t buy this bs.


31 posted on 02/11/2011 8:09:56 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: muawiyah

You’ll never get spontaneous combustion theories from me that’s for sure.

I think this mystery will never be solved.


32 posted on 02/11/2011 8:19:01 PM PST by Mears
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To: cripplecreek
I remember many a morning on the road after working a 12-14 hr night shift in construction.....Stopping at the nearest convenience store and buying a couple of beers....The looks of disgust from the locals at a dirty, stubbled bearded guy buying beer at 8am in the morning....I used to get a kick out of it....lol
33 posted on 02/11/2011 8:22:32 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: khnyny

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.

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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.


34 posted on 02/11/2011 8:37:42 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: snippy_about_it
Lobbyist drunk at time of death: Autopsy
MarcS. Micozzi, a pathologist on the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine who is not involved in the Turton case, said in an interview that "acute" alcohol intoxication occurs when a person consumes a large amount of alcohol "very quickly, in a short time."

So they are saying she was binge drinking and blacked out.

.....Investigators think Turton was backing out of the garage when the BMW rolled forward, striking a work bench, Piringer said.

The "low-speed" collision apparently ignited the fire, Piringer said. WTOP radio has reported that experts are exploring the possibility that antifreeze spilled from the SUV's damaged radiator and was ignited by heat from an exposed headlight bulb. There were other flammable susbstances in the garage.

Authorities have said they think Turton was striken by a medical problem or lost consciousness for some other reason as she backed up the inclined driveway. They have theorized that after she blacked out, the BMW rolled forward into the garage.........


So she's pulling out, blacks out....and THEN the BMW rolls forward? How? Did she put in drive?

............Authorities said they are continuing to look into Turton's activities immediately before her death and studying the contents and layout of the garage and the mechanics of her 2008 BMW X-5 as they try to establish the sequence of events......
35 posted on 02/12/2011 7:47:43 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Never, Never fall asleep drunk at the wheels at the home garage with closed doors,
better is, to fall asleep drunk while waiting at a red traffic light, at least cross walkers can wake you up.


36 posted on 04/26/2011 2:34:04 PM PDT by Koracan
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To: snippy_about_it
Pinging a few folks from the last thread on this about the anti-freeze and headlights.
37 posted on 04/26/2011 2:42:52 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: suijuris

Wait a minute. Was it ever determined whether she was coming home or going to the airport as I think her husband stated?


38 posted on 04/27/2011 12:42:09 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: crosslink; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
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Article, then # 29 , 34 , 35.

Might want to check out # 23 and # 24.

Remember Vince Foster and Ron Brown? Just askin'...

39 posted on 10/07/2011 7:56:44 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: All; LucyT
"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."

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?

40 posted on 10/07/2011 8:08:00 PM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


41 posted on 10/07/2011 8:08:17 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

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.


42 posted on 10/07/2011 8:26:01 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Spunky
"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? "

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.

43 posted on 10/07/2011 10:58:37 PM PDT by Think free or die
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To: Think free or die
:-( My eyes deceived me. I looked at the date and I could have sworn it was a recent article.

Yes, in light of the green energy fraud that is going on it is very suspect.

44 posted on 10/08/2011 10:18:56 AM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: Think free or die
:-( My eyes deceived me. I looked at the date and I could have sworn it was a recent article.

Yes, in light of the green energy fraud that is going on it is very suspect.

45 posted on 10/08/2011 10:19:14 AM PDT by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: Free ThinkerNY; LucyT; Spunky
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

Might be a good idea to peruse these other two and piece information together.

46 posted on 10/09/2011 6:37:07 AM PDT by GregNH (Re-Elect "No Body")
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To: GregNH; Free ThinkerNY; Spunky; Think free or die; FreedomPoster

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


47 posted on 10/09/2011 2:29:37 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


48 posted on 10/09/2011 2:34:14 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: cripplecreek

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


49 posted on 10/09/2011 2:39:17 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
2. Early morning after night shift

Back in my drinking days I worked a 12 hour second shift. Drinking beer and watching the sun rise was pretty much standard ops for me.
50 posted on 10/09/2011 2:56:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2789907/posts)
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