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ETX freshman death ruled accidental

MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) - A late night death at an East Texas college has been ruled accidental by Marshall Police.

Marshall Police continued that an autopsy of the freshman will not be ordered.

Friends of Wiley College Freshman Danny Washington say he fell from the balcony just before 1:00 a.m. Monday at his Jackson Hall dormitory.

During a weekly prayer service Monday morning, student leaders invited Washington's family. His mother thanked the students for the support, and for remembering her son. "He loved this place," says Dorothy Washington. "He was only here for a short time, but he loved everything about this place."

Neither Wiley College or Marshall Police will not confirm the cause or location of Washington's death, but have ruled the death accidental, not malicious in nature.

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