University of Washington student slips on sidewalk, dies

SEATTLE — A 19-year-old University of Washington student is dead after slipping on a sidewalk and hitting her head.

University police Maj. Steve Rittereiser said it was not immediately clear if the woman, a sophomore, slipped on ice or what the cause of the fall was. He said detectives are investigating.

It happened at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday east of Drumheller Fountain on the university campus. Police and Seattle Fire Department medics responded, and the woman was rushed to Harborview Medical Center.

Rittereiser said the student's family was being notified.

In a tweet, UW President Ana Mari Cauce said, in part, "My heart goes out to the family of the student who died as a result of a fall on campus. All of us at the University of Washington are grieving this terrible tragedy with them."

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