Megan Duskey Dies After Fall

By Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Monday, November 1, 2010

CHICAGO( A 23 year old teacher Megan Duskey died at a Halloween party Saturday night when she fell trying to slide down a staircase. The incident took place in Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton Hotel when she fell from the staircase and died instantly. Cook Country medical examiner’s office confirmed her death.

Megan Duskey, the Chicago Public School teacher was enjoying Halloween night with her friends when suddenly the unthinkable mishap occurred. One of the eyewitnesses, Justin Fullmer said that everybody “freaked out” when she fell from the balcony. The unfortunate accident took place at around 10:30 p.m. and the investigators reported that Megan Duskey was attempting to slide down a banister on the mazzanine level of the hotel when she lost her balance and two stories down to the basement level. The hotel officials were unavailable for comments. The police says that Megan Duskey died instantly and police did not find any foul play in the accident. However, they say that alcohol also did not play any role in the death.

Megan Duskey’s family released a statement where it was stated that her “passing” away is a tragic loss to the family and her friends. The statement also read that Megan Duskey was caring and energetic person who was “full of life”. Her family said that she was always eager to help others and make a difference to the whole world. One of the party guests, Ben Clements said that everybody was having fun at the hotel, however, the Chicago Public School Teacher’s death was an “unfortunate” incident. A reputed media source reported that grief counselors will pay a visit to her school to deal with the tragic loss of Megan Duskey. However, the police is still investigating the cause of death.

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