University student dies after tragic fall

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

A University student died on Saturday after falling off the roof of a home in Champaign according to a press release from the Champaign County Coroner.  

The press release stated 21-year-old Destyni Thomas was visiting a friend on the 00 block of East John Street when she fell off the roof of the building.

Thomas was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital where she was pronounced dead from a traumatic head injury around 12 p.m. on Saturday.

The Coroner’s Office and Champaign Police Department are currently further investigating the death. 

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