Marriottsville student dies after fall at Massachusetts school

A Marriottsville resident and student at a Massachusetts college died this week after falling off a garage in Worcester, Mass., according to Worcester police.

Patrick Theron Degenhardt, 19, of Marriottsville, was identified as the victim by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he was a sophomore.

Police said they were called to the scene at 11:30 p.m. Monday and found Degenhardt unresponsive on the ground. Police were called for a report of a man who fell off the garage.

Police said they are investigating the incident, and the cause and manner of the death is unknown.

In an email to students, WPI President Laurie Leshin said Degenhardt was a computer science major who was on the dean's list for spring 2014 semester.

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