Woman Jumps to Her Death From an 18th-floor Rooftop Bar While on a Date Night in Manhattan

A woman took a fatal plunge from an 18th floor rooftop bar on Saturday during a night out in Manhattan.

Olga Baird, 47, jumped from the Monarch Rooftop Bar & Indoor Lounge at the Courtyard by Marriott in Herald Square, striking the top of an empty MTA bus before ultimately hitting the pavement, according to the New York Post.

Baird was declared dead at the scene after hitting the bus hard enough to leave behind a significant dent on the roof of the vehicle.

Her husband who was with her at the bar told authorities his wife suffered depression and was on medication, the Post reported.

Police said that they do not believe foul play had a part in her death.

The bar describes itself as rising ‘hundreds of feet above West 35th Street’ in Herald Square, and images show tall glass barriers that could prevent an accidental fall.

A representative at the front desk of the Courtyard was unaware of incident in a call made to the hotel Sunday, and the Addison Hospitality Group, the company that manages the Monarch, has not yet responded to an email requesting information.

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Source: Daily Mail