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Michigan Woman Died from Collision with Stingray
(2008-03-21)
(wgvu) - MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida medical examiner has determined
that a Michigan woman died from a collision when she was struck by
a ray that jumped out of the water in a freak accident.
Pigeon, Mich., resident Judy Kay Zagorski was sitting in the
front seat of a boat on Thursday. A 75-pound spotted eagle ray
leapt from the water and hit her in the face.
The medical examiner determined Friday morning she died
"suddenly from blunt trauma to the head caused by the collision
with the eagle ray."
The family requested that no autopsy be performed.
Authorities say Zagorski was not stung by the ray's barb.
Wildlife officials say such deaths are extremely rare.

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