BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Officials say an Indiana University freshman died Saturday morning after the student fell down a flight of stairs early Friday morning.
Officials say around 1 or 2 a.m. Friday morning, the 19-year-old female fell down a flight of stairs in a house on campus, in the 800 block of North Park Avenue.
Police were not called until 7:48 a.m. for an unresponsive female. IU Police Interim Chief Laury Flint says she doesn’t know why police weren’t called until later.
Flint said someone was monitoring Fiege throughout the night, but called 911 when she was found unresponsive.
"I think at the time they didn't realize the severity of her injuries," Flint said.
The girl has been identified as 19-year-old Rachael Fiege of Zionsville, Ind. Fiege was attending IU to study nursing.
Saturday morning around 8 a.m., Fiege was taken off life support at IU Health Hospital Bloomington.
The IU Police Department released a statement on the incident Saturday morning:
As we all discussed at some point, this is a tragedy that breaks every heart in the IU community. Our deepest sympathies go out to Rachael's family and friends. Thank you for your patience as we respected the wishes of Rachel's family.
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