UPDATE: Student Dies After 4th Floor Fall From Ohio Dorm

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Athens, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio University says a student fell from a fourth floor window in a dormitory and has died.

The university says 20-year-old sophomore Eric Hansen of Seven Hills near Cleveland was a student in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Hansen fell late Tuesday night and died Wednesday afternoon at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

In a statement, Ohio University says police believe Hansen fell from the upper half of a fourth-floor window at Weld House, a coed residence hall on the South Green portion of campus.

University police are continuing to investigate and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

Counselors were on hand at the residence hall.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Athens, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio University says a student fell from a fourth floor window in a dormitory and has died.

The student is identified as Eric Hansen of Seven Hills.

University spokeswoman Jennifer Krisch said Wednesday she wasn't able to provide his age or year at the school.

Hansen fell late Tuesday night and was taken to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.

He was transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, where a spokeswoman confirmed his death.

In a statement, Ohio University says police believe hansen fell from the upper half of a fourth-floor window at Weld House, a coed residence hall on the South Green portion of campus.

University police are continuing to investigate and are asking anyone with information to contact them.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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