San Marcos man dead after falling 9 stories

Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has died after falling from the ninth floor of the atrium of a Corpus Christi hotel.

Police Capt. Michael Alanis on Tuesday said investigators believe the death of 20-year-old Derick Ivey of San Marcos was an accident.

Ivey fell Sunday morning inside the Hotel Corpus Christi Bayfront and was transported to a hospital, where he died.

Alanis says toxicology results are pending of Ivey, who was visiting Corpus Christi.

No autopsy results were immediately released Tuesday. A message left with the hotel was not immediately returned. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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