Model Dead After Falling Out Window on 30th Birthday

'Play fight' with best friend leads to tragedy
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2011 2:58 PM CDT
An Atlanta hotel, but not the one LaShawna Threatt was in before she died.   (AP Photo/Phil Coale)

(Newser) – Aspiring model LaShawna Threatt’s 30th birthday turned tragic yesterday when she plunged from the 10th story window of an Atlanta hotel. Threatt, mom to a 15-year-old girl, was “play fighting” with Ciara Williams at her birthday party when they crashed through a thick window at around 3:15am, police say. Threatt died after landing on a sunroof four or five stories down; Williams rolled off the sunroof and fell another 20 feet. She is in critical condition, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"LaShawna is a mess, a silly goofball. She likes to play fight and tickle you. They had just gotten in the hotel and were having a good time," says a friend who did not attend the party. "My friends who were there, said it was so random. They literally just fell out the window. They are two small girls and I am trying to figure out how the hell two small girls could break a window like that." Police say there was no “malicious act” or foul play and are investigating it as an accident. (Read more Atlanta stories.)

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