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Liberty University Student Dies While Hiking in Nelson County

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Update - Tuesday 4/9

Nelson County investigators have released the name of the Liberty University student killed in a hiking accident.

Faith Helbig from New Jersey died Monday after falling close to 100 feet. No word yet on when her funeral will take place.

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A Liberty University freshman is dead after she fell while hiking with a group of friends Monday.

A university spokesman tells Fox 21/27 the accident happened at Crabtree Falls in the George Washington National Forest in Nelson County.

The 18-year-old apparently slipped on the falls.

Liberty University school leaders met with the other five students who went on the hiking trip to comfort them in their loss.