The death of a 22-year-old senior at the University of Oklahoma has been ruled accidental by the state’s medical examiner. According to reports from News On 6, the accident happened near Evans Hall on the university’s campus just before 3 a.m.
The victim’s best friend stated that she had been drinking at a bar near campus when she decided to climb onto the roof at Evans Hall. The victim had just graduated and was seeking a second degree from the University. Her friend stated that climbing onto the roof of Evans Hall is “like a rite of passage” for graduating seniors.
Upon climbing onto the roof, the victim made a phone call to a friend moments before the accident happened. It is believed that the victim may have thought she heard police officers arriving at the scene and decided to attempt fleeing the roof by climbing down a fire escape. The girl then slipped and fell.
Rescue crews were called to the scene, but they were unable to revive the girl. The medical examiner ruled that the victim died due to blunt force trauma to the body and head resulting from the accident.
The Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers know how difficult the Wrongful Death of a loved one can be. The firm would like to send their deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of the victim who tragically died in this accident.