Aspiring College Athlete Dies From Elevator Collapse in Atlanta High-Rise, Officials Say

Elevators in the building have been shut down until a "state inspector determines the reason for the collapse," the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said.

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An aspiring college athlete was killed Tuesday when an elevator collapsed in an Atlanta high-rise building and crushed him, according to officials.

The man, whose identity was not released, was a student-athlete at the Champion Prep Academy, the school confirmed Wednesday. An official there declined further comment about the victim, described by the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department as a man in his early 20s.

WGCL in Atlanta reported the victim played football at the academy.

"Responders discovered the elevator collapsed and pinned the male subject between the second and third floors. During the hour-long extrication, the male patient had a faint pulse but was not alert," the statement said.

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