November 12, 2004 – Madison, WI
Lawrence Thomas drowned in Wingra Creek strapped to his wheelchair. Found in the creek about 150
feet west of the intersection of Wingra Drive and Park Street. A bicycle-walking path runs along
the creek. A slope from the path ends in a five-foot drop to the creek.
Thomas, a quadriplegic, was often seen traveling in his electric wheelchair in the area. He lived
with his family at 1002 Magnolia Lane.
Thomas had been disabled from injuries received in a car crash.
Lawrence Thomas (20)