Fatal Fall Under Investigation in Elizabeth

Authorities in Union County are investigating a fatal fall that occurred at a location in Elizabeth on Wednesday morning.

According to preliminary reports, police were called to the 900 block of Fairmont Avenue at approximately 12:25 a.m. to investigate reports of an injured person.

When emergency responders arrived, they found an unconscious and unresponsive person lying on the ground suffering severe injuries at that location.

Elizabeth City Spokeswoman Kelly Martins said the 40-year-old Elizabeth resident was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police believe that the suspect fell from a cherry picker and was work-related.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.