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2 VCU students killed in falls; ruled accidental

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In separate incidents, two Virginia Commonwealth Universitystudents died in accidental falls.

Richmond police say 25-year-old Benjamin G. Sykes died from a fall from elevated railroad tracks. The fall occurred Friday night.

Sunday, 21-year-old Christopher J. Ducic was found unconscious on a city street.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( says an autopsy concluded his death was the result of a fall. Both deaths were ruled accidental.

Sykes was a first-year student in the School of Dentistry. Ducic was a senior engineeringstudent.

VCU was offering counseling services to students.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,


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