UCCS student dies in rock climbing accident

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A spokesperson from UCCS confirmed with 11 News that a student died in a rock climbing accident.

Elizabeth Young was a mechanical engineering major from Castle Rock. She was just 18- years- old, just a few days shy of her 19th birthday.

According to her obituary, she died from extensive injuries after her rope broke and she fell 80 feet to the ground while rock climbing.