WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue May 3, 2005
Tennessee Man Dies In Fall From Motel
Hopkinsville, KY – A Tennessee man has died after falling out of a window at a Holiday Inn in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
Police say 24 year old Travis Lee Rader of Greeneville dies Sunday after falling five stories.
Rader was an iron worker in town for a job.
Police say he was trying to get the attention of a co-worker waking on the street by banging his head against the window.
City police official Paul Ray says when Rader still couldn't get the person's attention, he took a few steps back and ran toward the window. Witnesses tell police the window shattered and Rader fell through it.
He was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center where he later died.