ABERDEEN, S.D. — A woman is dead after falling more than 100 feet at a Hutterite colony in McPherson County.

County Coroner David Roggenkamp identified the victim as 19-year-old Keriss Hofer, of Wolf Creek Hutterite Colony in Hutchinson County.

The American News reports that Hofer was climbing a spiral staircase at Spring Creek Colony about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when she fell through a gap in the platform at the top and onto concrete below.

Spring Creek Colony is near the North Dakota-South Dakota border south of Forbes, North Dakota.


Information from: Aberdeen American News, http://www.aberdeennews.com

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