Police: UNC student died after late-night fall
CARRBORO (AP) — Carrboro police investigating the death of a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say the young man fell while scaling machinery at a concrete plant.
Authorities said that 18-year-old David Palmer Shannon died late Saturday night at the Ready Mixed Concrete Plant in Carrboro. Police said the first-year student from Charlotte fell about 17 feet, landing on a concrete pad below.
Authorities said Shannon had been seen drinking alcoholic beverages Friday evening and police said alcohol impairment was a factor in his fall. There were no indications of foul play.
Authorities are still investigating. The results of an autopsy are pending.