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Man Who Died After Fall From Parking Garage Was NU Volleyball Graduate Manager

Dane LeClair (Courtesy of Loyola Chicago Athletics)

LINCOLN–(KFOR Oct. 28)–The man’s body found at 7th and “N” Street on Sunday morning that Lincoln Police say was the result from an accidental fall off the 4th floor of a parking garage, has been identified as 22-year-old Dane LeClair, a graduate manager for the Nebraska volleyball team.

“After reviewing the video surveillance, it appears that this occurred around 3:40 in the morning (Sunday),” Police Officer Angela Sands told reporters on Monday morning.

Sands says a parking garage employee found LeClair’s body around 9:30am. Circumstances behind the fall are still under investigation.

Nebraska volleyball John Cook issued the following statement:

“The Nebraska volleyball family is devastated to learn of the tragic passing of one of our graduate student managers, Dane Leclair. From the moment Dane joined our program this summer, he made a lasting positive impact on all of us with his big smile and friendly personality. Dane brought a lot of energy to our team, and our players and staff will greatly miss him.”

A native of Pittsford, N.Y., Leclair joined the Nebraska volleyball program as a graduate student manager in the summer of 2019 and was an MBA student at UNL. Leclair finished a playing career at Loyola Chicago in 2019, where he set personal bests in kills (117), aces (9), digs (116) and blocks (45) as a senior, according to the NU Athletic Department.

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