UPDATE: MU freshman dies Monday

Monday, October 19, 2009 | 7:43 p.m. CDT; updated 4:19 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 20, 2009

COLUMBIA — An 18-year-old MU freshman collapsed and died Monday morning, MU Police Capt. Brian Weimer said.

Tracy Fisher of Dallas collapsed at College Avenue and Rollins Street. The Columbia Fire Department and University Hospital Ambulance Services were dispatched to the scene at 9:48 a.m.

The cause of Fisher's death was unknown Monday evening. The Boone County Medical Examiner, Eddie Adelstein, was not available for comment.

Fisher's parents have been notified, said Frankie Minor, director of MU Residential Life.

Fisher was a pre-journalism major and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish sorority at MU. She lived in College Avenue Hall.

Counseling services are being offered to students at Fisher's residence hall and to her friends, Minor said.

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