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01/25/07 - Sacramento, CA

Water Death

The family of a woman who died after a radio station water drinking contest says in a lawsuit filed Thursday (1/25) that her death was foreseeable and the deejays who hosted the show were negligent.

The suit was filed in Sacramento County Superior Court on behalf of Jennifer Lea Strange's husband and three children.

Strange died January 12th after drinking nearly two gallons of water in a contest to win a Nintendo Wii gaming system on KDND F-M in Sacramento.

The lawsuit notes that DJs joked on the air that they should have done more research and even talked about a fraternity student's death from drinking too much water. It labels their behavior contemptible and vile and seeks unspecified damages.

The station's parent company, Entercom/Sacramento, has fired ten employees and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

The Federal Communications Commission said today that it also is investigating in the wake of a request by the family's attorney to have the station pulled off the air.

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