Monday, September 10, 2018

News anchor reports on her own daughter's fentanyl overdose

A news anchor has reported on her own daughter's drug overdose in a desperate plea to end the opioid crisis. South Dakota journalist Angela Kennecke, 52, took to the air on CBS affiliate KELO-TV, where she has worked for 29 years, to share details of her daughter Emily's death in May.

The pathologist said Emily had more then six times the recommended medical amount of fentanyl which would be required for an adult male. "She was just a small young woman. She didn't stand a chance. That fentanyl killed her almost instantly when she injected it." Kennecke said she had decided to speak out about her nightmare because it could happen to "any family".