9-Year-Old Falls From Animal Hospital Window, Dies

Berks-Lehigh police say the girl lost her balance and fell through an open window.

Berks-Lehigh Township police say a 9-year-old girl was killed when she fell through the window of an Animal Hospital in Maxatawny Township.

On Thursday around 12:30 p.m., the girl was playing with friends on the third floor of the Kutztown Animal Hospital when she lost her footing and fell out of the screened window, 18-feet to the ground, according to investigators.

The victim was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say the victim was with a relative who was an employee of the animal hospital.

The incident is still under investigation.

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