CWU student from Auburn who fell from fourth floor of Ellensburg apartment dies

A Central Washington University student from Auburn died after falling from a fourth-floor window at an off-campus apartment complex Tuesday night, Ellensburg Police reported.

Police have not released the name of the 19-year-old man. They have notified his family.

Officers were dispatched to the scene at 9:42 p.m. on a call of two men overdosing on drugs. Witnesses said a man was acting erratically and damaging objects inside the apartment. Witnesses also told police the victim had taken LSD, a hallucinogenic drug.

“As the officers arrived on scene and exited their patrol vehicle they witnessed the victim fall from the fourth-floor window,” said Capt. Dan Hansberry, spokesman for Ellensburg Police.

Officers immediately administered first-aid before paramedics arrived to treat the victim. Despite life-saving efforts from first responders, the student died at the scene and before he could be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The other individual was treated and released at a nearby hospital.

​The incident remains under investigation.

A toxicology report on the victim from the Kittitas County coroner is expected back in four to six weeks.


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