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UC Berkeley student from Elk Grove dies in fall from balcony

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