An autopsy is being conducted on the body of a 22-year college student who died from a fall in the construction zone of Minot’s Broadway Bridge over the weekend. Christian Fuentes, a Minot State University student from Texas was found Saturday morning under the bridge.
Captain John Klug of the Minot Police Department said there is little the department can confirm about the incident without more investigation. He says they hope the autopsy will give the some indication of what the cause of death was. He added they don’t know if it was accidental or intentional. Klug also says police will be reviewing information from video cameras operating at the construction site.
Klug says one of the biggest community concerns in light of the incident has been the safety of the bridge for pedestrians and motorists. He says the department is confident strong safety measures are in place.