Columbia College volleyball player dies in apparent accident

Columbia College volleyball player dies in apparent accident
(Source: Gray News)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old Columbia College volleyball player Shelby Meyer has died in an apparent accident.

Police say Shelby Meyer, a junior, was found dead Saturday morning at an apartment building in Columbia. She apparently fell while trying to climb a ladder to the apartment's roof.

No foul play is suspected but an investigation is continuing.

Meyer, from Festus, transferred to Columbia College from Mineral Area Community College during the offseason. She played in all of the Columbia College's 12 games this season and led the team in digs.

It was second tragedy in a week for the private college in Columbia.

Last weekend, freshman Nadria Wright was shot and killed in an off-campus incident. No arrests have been made in that shooting.