Death of UW-Whitewater student ruled accidental

Investigators ruled the death of a 20-year-old UW-Whitewater student found at the bottom of a local limestone quarry accidental.

The body of Mark Wegener was found on May 30 in the Whitewater Limestone Quarry, nearly a mile from his last known location.

Investigators closed the case this week after determining no foul play was involved.

According to the coroner’s report, Wegener’s blood alcohol content was 0.106 and died of multiple fractures after falling into the quarry.

He was last seen on May 28 around 1 a.m. at a party near the intersection of Boone Court and Center Street.

Wegener, who lived two blocks away, was last heard from at 1:42 a.m. after leaving the party to walk home.

Wegener’s last phone call was traced to the intersection of Prairie and Center Streets.

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