A 17-year-old boy is dead after he fell through the roof of an abandoned industrial building in Murray on Monday night, police say.
Officers were called to the building, near 4300 South and Commerce Drive (300 West), about 8:45 p.m., said Murray police Officer Kenny Bass.
At the scene, police found the injured teen, Keltin Ouellette, of Clearfield, and two other males, ages 18 and 14.
The teens had gone past a fence that surrounds the property and climbed onto the roof of the building before Ouellette fell and hit a concrete slab below, Bass said.
The roof of the industrial-style building is as high as a two- or three-story building, Bass said, but the inside of the building is open with a floor on the ground level.
Responders attended to the Ouellette, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, Bass said.
Though details about what the teens had been doing in the area were not immediately available Tuesday, Bass said they appeared to be “messing around as teens will do.”
He said police were looking at the incident as “a tragic accident.”
The property was recently leased by Wagstaff Crane Service, LLC, and has been undergoing renovation before being fully occupied, according to a company statement.
“We express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this young man during this difficult time,” the statement says. “We are fully cooperating with the local authorities in their ongoing investigation of what appears to be a tragic accident.”