Jack Crean, 18, of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, landed on pavement
after the late Saturday or early Sunday fall from the 85 foot (26
meter) crane, Centre County Deputy Coroner Judy Pleskonko said.
Crean was found dead around 11 a.m. local time Sunday by Penn State
"It's a sorrowful start to the academic year and our hearts go out
to Jack’s family and friends," University spokeswoman Lisa Powers
An autopsy was being performed Sunday to determine the cause of
death. Results were not expected for 4-6 weeks, Pleskonko said.
Crean was due to begin his first classes Monday along with thousands
of other incoming first-year students. Penn State's main campus has
about 45,000 students, of whom about 35,000 are undergraduates.
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Crean had just moved into a dormitory on the campus, Pleskonko said.
His death does not appear suspicious and an investigation has been
launched, she said.
(Editing by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Paul Tait)
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