Created on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old college student died last weekend in a fall while exploring the decayed shell of a former manufacturing plant.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports Kent State University student Adrienne Ryba was killed early Saturday at the former Atlantic Foundry in Akron.
Her mother told the newspaper that Ryba and her boyfriend, along with another couple, planned to go to the roof of the complex to see the city lights and meteor shower.
Police said she fell after they walked across an elevated concrete walkway and climbed a fire escape to reach the roof. Police said they had to cross the crumbling walkway over a road to get inside the fenced industrial complex.
A funeral service is planned for Thursday.