14 year-old dies after jumping off water tank in Belleville, cor - KMOV.com

14 year-old dies after jumping off water tank in Belleville, coroner says

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A teenager is dead following a fall from the top of a water tank in Belleville, Ill., Friday night. 

The St. Clair County Coroner's Office said the female teenager, 14, jumped from the top of a water tank. She was transported to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead after succumbing to her injuries. 

Police said the victim's boyfriend witnessed the teenager's jump. The boyfriend was questioned by police, but is not being named a suspect. 

The death is being ruled a suicide. 

The coroner's office said the teenage victim gained access to the staircase on the side of the tank. 

News 4 will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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