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UC Berkeley student from Elk Grove dies in fall from balcony

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Aoife Beary, a 21-year-old Irishwoman who survived last year's balcony collapse in Berkeley, on Aug. 10, 2016 urged lawmakers to support Senate Bill 465 for greater scrutiny of building contractors. The balcony collapse occurred during Beary's bir
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Aoife Beary, a 21-year-old Irishwoman who survived last year's balcony collapse in Berkeley, on Aug. 10, 2016 urged lawmakers to support Senate Bill 465 for greater scrutiny of building contractors. The balcony collapse occurred during Beary's bir

A young woman who died after falling from a balcony at an apartment building in Berkeley was from Elk Grove, according to the Alameda County Coroner’s Office.

The coroner’s office identified her as 21-year old Kimberly Tze.

The Berkeleyside website said authorities were called to the 2700 block of Dwight Way, where a woman was reported to have fallen from a third-floor balcony early Sunday morning.

Berkeley Fire Department paramedics transported to her the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Tze was a junior majoring in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, according to her LinkedIn account. She also listed on LinkedIn that she participated last summer in a software engineer internship at the technology company Originate.

Berkeley police are investigating what lead to Tze’s fall.

In 2015, during a party, a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, killing six Irish students and injuring seven others.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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