CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A student at the University of Illinois at Champaign has died after falling off a roof of a home near the school.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette that 21-year-old Destyni Thomas of Urbana was visiting a friend on John Street in Champaign when she fell from a roof early Saturday. He says that she suffered traumatic head injuries and she was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana shortly before noon on Saturday.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened Inside And Outside Those Walls
Northrup says Champaign Police are investigating but that it appears the woman’s death was an accident.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Lakeshore Flood Threat Continues
Professor Bettina Francis says that Thomas was a senior at the school majoring in chemistry.MORE NEWS: Climate Change And Chicago's Lake Michigan Shoreline: What The Future May Hold And The Action Being Taken
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