Bates College student dies from injuries in stairwell fall

6:35 PM, Oct 6, 2012   |    comments
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LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Bates College freshman student died Friday afternoon after being severely injured in a fall down a stairwell on campus last weekend.

A college spokesperson says 18-year-old Troy Pappas from Eliot died Friday at Central Maine Medical Center with his family by his side.  The college says Pappas had been in treatment at the hospital since the fall last Saturday.

In a message to the college community, Bates President Clayton Spencer wrote, "this news is heartbreaking for Troy's family and for the Bates community."

Pappas was a graduate of Marshwood High School where he was a top student and a football, basketball, and baseball player.



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