Student From Temple Dies In Jump From Window At Texas State University

Eirin Ann Hicks (Texas State University photo)
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SAN MARCOS (May 4, 2011)—A Temple woman who was a student at Texas State University in San Marcos died after she jumped from a dormitory window on the campus.

Another student from the Houston area who was injured in the incident remained hospitalized Wednesday.

Texas State spokesman Mark Hendricks said Eirin Ann Hicks, 24, a sophomore who listed a permanent address in Temple, died after jumping about six feet out of a first floor window.

Hicks suffered head injuries in the incident that happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday at Laurel Hall.

She died hours later at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin.

Hicks, who graduated from high school in Houston, was a resident adviser and had just been elected to the school’s Student Senate.

A freshman, Kristin McCreery, 19, of the Houston area, remained hospitalized Wednesday with back injuries.

Hospital spokeswoman Ellen Decareau says McCreery was in fair condition.

Hendricks says a male student who also jumped from the window, above a hill, wasn't hurt.

A Texas State spokesperson said Wednesday Hicks, McCreery and the male student were among a group that gathered in a room in the dorm.

For some reason the three decided to leave through a window, the spokesperson said, adding that there was no confrontation.

University police are interviewing students to determine exactly what happened.

Counselors were available at Texas State in San Marcos, located 30 miles south of Austin.

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