Spring Breaker dies in fall from South Padre hotel balcony

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A 21-year-old South Texas woman celebrating Spring Break at a South Padre Island hotel has died in a fall from a seventh-floor hotel balcony. Nereida Cruz of Los Fresnos died in the fall at the Padre South Hotel about 8 a.m. Wednesday. Justice of the Peace Bennie Ochoa of Cameron County Precinct 1 says the death appeared to be accidental.

Cruz and five friends were staying at the hotel when Cruz apparently slipped and fell from the balcony. Ochoa says alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the death.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

KXAN.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s