Following an autopsy this morning, the Larimer County Coroner’s Office determined that former CSU student Mark Kriebel was hit and killed by a southbound train on the tracks off of Laurel and Mason streets Friday afternoon.
It was determined that his death was a suicide, according to a Coroner’s Office report released earlier this morning.
“CSU extends its deepest sympathy to his family and those impacted by this tragic event,” said CSU spokesperson Dell Rae Moellenberg in a statement from the university.
Kriebel, 52, was a Fort Collins resident and had been enrolled at CSU multiple semesters between 1985 and 2007, Moellenberg said in a press release. He had earned a master’s degree in math in 1987 and one in physics in 1994
Police were called to the scene at Old Main Drive and Mason Street, about a block south of Laurel Street near the CSU Oval Friday afternoon. It is believed the accident occurred at approximately 1:20 p.m.
Fort Collins Police Services’ accident analysis team Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling, CRASH, responded to the scene to take measurements and determine accident trajectory and cause.
Counseling services are available to members of the CSU community who may need support.
Students may contact CSU Health Network Counseling Services at (970) 491-6053 or Counselor on Call (after hours) at (970) 491-7111. Employees may contact the Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-497-9133.
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