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 Jonathan Louis Douthitt

Jonathan Louis Douthitt

Birth
Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
Death 27 Sep 1984 (aged 10)
Port Saint Lucie, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
Burial Wingo, Graves County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 21392 · View Source
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In September of 1984, in Port St. Lucie, Florida, both Jonathan and Ramey Finn were riding home from school when the bus they were riding in stalled on the railroad tracks. Jonathan's mother was driving the bus. All of the kids were evacuated except for Jonathan who was asleep in the back of the bus and Ramey ran back in to wake him up and get him out. Both of them then ran to the emergency door of the bus only to find that the door was padlocked. The train struck the bus and both were killed. This led to a major lawsuit against not only the school but also against the Railroad company who owned the train when it was revealed that the engineer was under the influence of marijuana. The lawsuit was settled out of court. Ramey was the daughter of movie producer Stephen Finn.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jonathan Louis Douthitt (7 Oct 1973–27 Sep 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21392, citing Wingo Cemetery, Wingo, Graves County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .