UMass student's death ruled an accident

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say a University of Massachusetts student has died from injuries she suffered in a fall while walking with friends near the Amherst campus.

Investigators have ruled the late-night Nov. 16 fall an accident.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/TwjjLx ) reports that the student's name has not been release out of respect for her family, a university spokesman said. No campus-wide notifications were made following her death.

The fire department responded to Fearing Street and brought the woman to a Springfield hospital with a head injury.

The fire chief says the woman had been drinking prior to the accident, but it was unclear how much she had consumed and if her fall was caused by the alcohol.

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Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com.


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