English cricketer hit by train had been on drugs

Updated: February 26, 2013, 10:02 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- A coroner's investigation shows that a promising English cricketer had taken cocaine and ecstasy before being hit by a train and killed.

The London coroner ruled that Tom Maynard's death in June was an accident. He was hit by a train and electrocuted on the rail track at 5 a.m.

The 23-year-old batsman had fled his car an hour earlier after he was stopped by police. He had been out drinking with other cricketers. Post-mortem tests showed the presence of MDMA and cocaine in his urine.

Tests indicated that Maynard might have been a daily drug user in the 3½ months before his death.


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