US Rep. Tubbs Jones of Ohio dies after hemorrhage

8/20/2008 EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio Tubbs Jones, 58, died at 6:12 p.m. after suffering a brain hemorrhage that caused an aneurysm that burst and left her with limited brain function, spokeswoman Eileen Sheil said

"Throughout the course of the day and into this evening, Congresswoman Tubbs Jones' medical condition declined," Sheil said in a statement from the clinic and Tubbs Jones' family.

The liberal Democrat, first elected in 1998, suffered the hemorrhage while driving her car in Cleveland Heights Tuesday night, said Dr. Gus Kious, president of Huron Hospital in East Cleveland.

She had suffered "a very serious brain hemorrhage" caused by an aneurysm -- a dangerous weakness or bulge in a blood vessel -- that burst in an inaccessible part of her brain, he said.

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