- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Investigators believe alcohol and drugs played a role in the death of a University of Colorado student who was struck by a freight train in California, where he was attending a music festival.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports (https://goo.gl/B5HI9F ) a toxicology test indicated that 23-year-old Jannik Andersen, of San Diego, had cocaine, marijuana and alcohol in his system when he was hit by the train April 11, about 4 miles from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

The train was traveling 68 mph in a 70 mph zone when the train engineers saw Andersen lying on his back across the tracks. The train’s horn was sounded multiple times, but Andersen made no attempt to move.

His death has been ruled an accident.


Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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