Teen dies after rooftop fall

October 13, 2008 2:39:35 PM PDT
A teenager trying to jump from one building to another in Hamilton Heights fell between the structures and later died at the hospital. Authorities say 19-year-old David Diaz fell between buildings after jumping off 612 West 135 Street at around 1:25 a.m. Monday.

He sustained two broken legs and was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital in critical condition, according to officials. He later died, according to a spokesman. He was pronounced dead of multiple trauma.

Diaz was reportedly jumping from one building to another during some sort of horseplay, possibly with other teens.

Authorities are investigating.

According to neighbors, the victim threw an egg at some other teens. When they gave chase, they say Diaz tried to escape by jumping from one rooftop to another.

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