25-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HIT, KILLED BY AS MANY AS SIX CARS ON HIGHWAY. By Wayne Hodges
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of 25-year-old Menina Jones who was hit then ran over by as many as 6 cars on Kansas City’s Highway I-29 early Wednesday morning (June 8). I’ve met Menina. She’s pretty. Kinda quiet. Seemed a little eccentric, yet fun.
I don’t know what to say. It’s difficult to fathom something this bizarre could actually transpire. For those unfamiliar with the story, I’ll brief you. According to eye-witnesses, an inebriated Menina was walking along the side of the road around 4:15 a.m.
She donned a short dress and high heels as if she was leaving a party or social gathering.
How Menina ended up within the deadly cross hairs of busy, oncoming, high-speed traffic is still anybody’s guess.
“I noticed a young lady on the side of the road, walking the edge of the road, and she looked like maybe she might have been drinking a little, staggering,” said Bruce Brink who was headed to work at the time. “I didn’t know if it was the shoes she had on, it looked like high heels shoes, a short dress, maybe she was out partying.”
Police reports state the first driver that hit Menina made a desperate attempt to avoid the collision, but she only had a fraction of a second to react. The roads were pitch black. Menina literally jumped out from nowhere.
“She was knocked to the ground by the initial vehicle and in all likelihood killed and other vehicles in all likelihood weren’t aware they were running over a person,” Sgt. Bill Mahoney with Kansas City Police said.
Reports also state Menina walked into the Embassy Suites hotel just minutes before the accident to order a cab. After placing the call, she abruptly left the building which led to her subsequent fate.
Why didn’t Menina wait for the cab?
Menina Jones was only 25-years-old
Also, I find it mystifying a young woman who was reportedly under the influence didn’t receive any emergency attention from hotel personnel. Given the fact Menina was stranded and visibly disoriented at 4:00 a.m., why weren’t the local authorities at least notified to check on her welfare?
That said, Kansas City police have already determined that no foul play was involved. Menina was given a ride to North Kansas City, but apparently got into a disagreement with the person(s) involved. She walked to several hotels in the area with hopes of catching a taxi.
Can’t lie. The details are gory. My sources tell me Menina was decapitated and most, if not all, of her limbs were dismembered. I hear there’s absolutely no way her body can be reassembled. Mainstream media spared us these graphic specifics.
I’m at a complete loss of words.
My heart goes out to her.
Once again, Menina Jones was only 25.
Wayne Hodges, an MBA from St. Mary University, is the Editor-in-Chief of “Mass Appeal News.” He also serves as a contributing writer to YourBlackWorld.com, he’s a Democrat reporter for the Examiner, and he’s a movie critic and journalist with ILoveBlackMovies.com. Wayne welcomes your comments 24/7 at [email protected]