Eirin Ann Hicks: Texas State Student Killed by One-Story Jump

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Eirin Ann Hicks: Killed by first-floor jump
If you're a parent who wonders why you worry about your kid, fresh evidence today that you need to: A Texas State student has died by jumping out of a first-floor window.

Eirin Ann Hicks, 24 and from Temple, was taken off life support yesterday after head injuries suffered in the incident.

The dorm window in question at the San Marcos campus is slightly higher than the typical first-floor window because of a hill sloping underneath the building, but it's not a big jump by any means.

A photo in the Austin American-Statesman shows maybe a six- to ten-foot jump, depending on the window.

A 19-year-old Texas State student from Houston, Kristin McCreery, was also injured by jumping, but reports have her in fair condition with a back injury. A male student who jumped was not injured.

Students had gathered in the dorm room and, when they were leaving early Tuesday morning, Hicks, McCreery and the other student decided to exit by jumping out the window.


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16 comments
Guest
Guest

Stop with the crude comments. Someone lost there daughter and sister.

Jana D.
Jana D.

The drop is 12 feet or more, and latest reports are that they don't think the girls jumped, but may have been knocked out of the window by the unidentified male who jumped out. Denigrating this wonderful young woman is disgusting and vile. Her family is devastated, and the moronic comments all over the internet will live on for her baby sister to read, which breaks my heart. I can't believe the smug comments and the hilarity over this horrible accident.

Francine Anderson
Francine Anderson

Well, thanks. My kid is away at college and I had managed to talk myself out of worrying 24/7, but it took awhile.

It's insane how fragile life can be.

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

Sound to me like they were drunk or high from drugs Even if the article does not say. Leason learn DO NOT JUMP OUT OF A WINDOW.

daniel
daniel

a mass comm. and comm. des. major sounds about right. college kids do dumb stuff. sometimes they get hurt. sometimes they dont. we used to burn couches in the backyard for the hell of it.

Craig
Craig

Bath Salts. I betcha.

And Texas State is so smart their acronym is TSU!

D'oh!

Dude!!!
Dude!!!

This is the least of the shit that goes on at Texas State. I'm going there right now for grad school, and drunken crap like this goes on all the time, even among grad students. I really don't understand how people go through their college career with nothing but drama in their lives. "I don't wanna grow up, I'm a middle-class kid..."

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