A Pennsylvania teenager reportedly died in a freak accident while she got ready for school.
Brianne “Bri” Marie Rapp, 17, was in the bathroom shower around 6:45 a.m. Friday at her Butler home when she suddenly fell, news station KDKA reported.
Her mom, who was asleep at the time of the incident, found the girl unconscious in the bathtub, where she likely drowned, the Butler Eagle reported.
“We’re thinking she blacked out in the bathtub and fell and hit her head and was found by my ex,” her dad, Michael Rapp, told KDKA. “We don’t know if maybe hair clogged the drain but the tub overflowed.”
An autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of death.
Her dad said the Butler Area High School junior was on medication for a thyroid condition. It’s unclear if the teen slipped or blacked out from the medication’s side effects.
The teen’s family created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for her funeral.
“I’ll miss her smiling face and her great personality and wanting the best out of life,” her dad told KDKA. “Her mother and I are so proud to have raised a girl that people have so many nice things to say.”
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