NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – The death of a Byram Township woman who fell 30 feet from an apartment window in Newton has been ruled “accidental in nature,” Newton Police Lieutenant Robert Osborn said Friday.
On Friday, April 5 at around 10:40 p.m. Lindsey Wright, 19, was leaning out an apartment window, located at 144 Spring Spring, when she fell 30 feet to her death.
Wright was transported to the Newton Medical Center but later died as a result of injuries from the fall.
During the police investigation, it was revealed that Wright had consumed alcohol that Dean Sugar, 33, of Newton had allegedly provided to her, Osborn said.
Sugar was charged with providing alcohol to a person that is under legal age and released pending an appearance in Newton Municipal Court.