staff and news service reports
updated 3/31/2011 11:11:37 AM ET 2011-03-31T15:11:37

A man plunged to his death after he crashed through a window at an arena during a concert, police said.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the man as 19-year-old Joseph Kimutis, of McDonald. He had been rushed to a hospital after smashing through a window at the Peterson Events Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

He fell about 30 feet, officials said.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Kimutis had attended the event with his father.

Pittsburgh police are checking on a report that Kimutis got down in a football stance, yelled "hike," and then charged toward a double-paned window.

Police Lt. Daniel Herrmann told the Post-Gazette that the glass was about an inch thick.

'A little out of it'
According to the newspaper, he plunged to "a sloped hillside bordering a cement walkway."

Herrmann said Kimutis was reportedly "a little out of it." Toxicology reports are pending.

Kimutis' fall happened during a concert by Furthur, a band that includes two former Grateful Dead members.

The Associated Press and staff contributed to this report.


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