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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -
No criminal charges will be filed against anyone after a new mother out celebrating a bachelorette party was killed when she fell out of a party bus traveling on Interstate 35.
A spokesman for Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman said there was insufficient evidence to file criminal charges against the operators of the party bus or the driver. Gorman's office did not elaborate.
Gorman's office notified the family of Jamie Frecks last week. Frecks, 26, was killed when she tumbled out of an emergency door on a party bus and landed on Interstate 35, where she was struck by at least three vehicles.
Frecks had a 3-month-old daughter and was celebrating a rare night out with 15 other friends. Her family has filed civil lawsuits against parties including bus operator Midnight Express, which was apparently operating illegally.
The lawsuits say that Midnight Express, Turf Design, employee Adam Breidenthal, employee Edward Goetz and employee Derrick Hansroth purchased the bus in 2010 and made extensive modification to it, including "removing some of the bus' safety features and blocking emergency exits."
David R. Morantz, an attorney on behalf of Frecks' family including her infant daughter, Emma, issued the following statement Monday night.
"We have not received official word on a decision from the Wyandotte County District Attorney's office. Until we have a chance to speak with the DA's office, it is difficult to comment," he wrote. "After nearly six months, Jamie's family is anxious to see the Kansas Highway Patrol's report of its investigation into this matter. That report has not yet been given to the parties in the civil case."
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