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Student falls from parking garage

An unidentified male was reported to have fallen from the top of the Lane Avenue Parking Garage. Credit: Zach Varda | Campus Editor

A student was reported as having fallen from the top of the Lane Avenue Parking Garage Tuesday morning, according to an Ohio State University spokesperson.

The student was transported to the hospital by emergency services where he later died.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that the student who fell from the Lane Avenue Garage Tuesday morning has passed away,” university spokesperson Dan Hedman said. “On behalf of the Ohio State community, our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of Joshua Song during this difficult time. We have reached out to express our sympathy and offer our support to Joshua’s family. Counseling is available for students affected by this tragedy.”

Song was a third-year in food science and technology.

University President Michael Drake released a statement Tuesday afternoon, offering his thoughts on the incident.

“While the details of this tragedy are still unknown, there is nothing more painful for our university community than losing one of its members,” Drake said in the statement. “The heartbreak of his family and friends cannot be overstated, and I know that all of you join me in sharing our most profound sympathies with them during this time.”

Drake said in the statement that if a person or someone they know is at risk of harming themselves, that they should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. He also included in the statement links to Ohio State’s Suicide Prevention Program website and the Employee Assistance Program section of the Ohio State Health Plan website.

Parts of Neil Avenue and Tuttle Park Place were closed off  throughout the morning as police investigated the incident but have since been reopened. 

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