A masters student at Cal Poly has recently been identified as the victim who died when a stairway three-stories high collapsed at a Folsom apartment complex.

According to KSBY, Shun XIang Yuan, 27, of San Francisco was on a trip with friends when he decided to visit a friend at legends at willow creek apartment complex. He was walking down the staircase when it gave way beneath him.

The student’s friend, Jeff Miao, who was with him on the stairwell at the time, says he can’t believe the accident happened.

In an email to students, staff and faculty, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong said, “We are deeply saddened to inform you of the death in our Cal Poly community. This past weekend, Shunxiang ‘Chis’ Yuan, a master’s student in the Agriculture, Food & and Environmental Sciences passed away from injuries sustained in an accident in Folsom.”

The team at The May Firm sends their deepest condolences to all the family members and friends of the man  involved in this tragic accident.


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