English cricketer hit by train had been on drugs



LONDON (AP) -- A coroner's investigation shoes 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 3 1-2 months before his death.