Family of woman who fell from party bus has questions, wants answers

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The family of Jamie Frecks has many questions about her death. First, they don’t understand how she could fall out the emergency door of a party bus, and second, why two drivers that hit her did not stop.

Jamie Frecks, 26, was the mother of a one-month-old baby.  Family members said she was excited about her first night out since giving birth to her daughter.

The night of fun with a group of women assembled for a bachelorette party ended in tragedy around 10:00 p.m. Saturday. The Kansas Highway Patrol said somehow Frecks fell out of the emergency exit of the party bus and onto Interstate 35 where three vehicles struck her, killing her.  Two of the vehicles did not stop, but drove away.

“This didn’t need to happen to her,” said Cynthia Matteson, Frecks’ aunt.

Family members said the news of the Frecks death came as a shock and they are heartbroken.

“She was a wonderful daughter, friend, granddaughter — a wonderful person to know,”  Matteson told FOX 4 News.

What’s even more upsetting for the family is knowing that Frecks, along with the other women in the group, were thinking of safety first.  That’s why the family says the women placed their trust in Midnight Express Party Bus to keep them safe.

“Safety was to get Jamie and everyone else to the party and back. For them to all have a good time and we never got Jamie returned. For what reason? We need answers,” Matteson said.

And while the family acknowledges her death may have been a tragic accident, they still want answers from the two motorists who ran over Frecks and did not stop.

“The family stresses very much that you please come forward. They need help. This was their daughter — their life. They need help,” Matteson pleaded.

FOX 4 News tried to contact the owners of the Midnight Express Party Bus. They did not return our telephone calls.

Funeral arrangements for Frecks are expected to be announced Monday, along with a fund to help cover her funeral expenses.

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