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Teen fell to death trying to climb into locked room for cellphone

Culled from New York Post

A 15-year-old aspiring actress fell to her death at a Tribeca house party while trying climb into a locked room to get her cellphone, according to police and other sources Monday, New York Post reported.

The teenager, Imogen Roche, was on a fire escape at the apartment building on Reade Street near West Broadway in Manhattan around 11 p.m. Sunday when she lost her balance and plunged five stories, according to law-enforcement sources.

She landed on her back and was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center, where she died.

The owner of the apartment was out of town, and some of the teens at the party were drinking, police said.

The teen has acted in short online videos, including one in which she recited lines from the play “Spring Awakening.”

Her father, Theseus Roche, works as a director of after-school programs for Manhattan Youth. He’s a writer, actor and a member Screen Actors Guild.

My view: That's so sad, terrible, I feel for her parents.