BOSTON -- A Massachusetts woman died when the elevator in her apartment complex suddenly plummeted to the ground.
Screams filled the Boston apartment building Monday afternoon.
"I heard someone that was bringing in a package out in the hallway, and then I heard an ungodly scream," neighbor Leanne Scorzoni told the local ABC affiliate. "Then we ran out into the hallway, and we saw a gentleman who was obviously in distress. He was screaming and hyperventilating, saying: 'She's dead! She's dead!'"
The woman was later identified as Carrie O'Connor, 38. She was a French lecturer at Boston University.
O'Connor, who had just recently moved into the building, reportedly was trying to load a box into the elevator when it suddenly dropped between floors.
State regulators said the elevator had recently been inspected and certified.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Boston elevator crashes to the ground, kills university lecturer