Virginia college student dies in Colorado hiking accident

A Virginia Commonwealth University student has died in a hiking accident in Colorado.

Eighteen-year-old Caitlin Kemp of Hampton apparently fell from a ledge while hiking in the Weminuche Wilderness area in southwestern Colorado on Tuesday.

The university said Kemp, eight other students and a leader were on a trip sponsored by the VCU Recreational Sports Department's Outdoor Adventure Program. Most of the other students also are from the school.

Kemp was a student worker in the program and a business major.

The Durango Herald reported that she fell 200 feet from a rock outcrop near their campsite in the Chicago Basin. She's the second person to die in a fall there this summer.

Kremp's family said she was doing what she loved -- "hiking in the mountains of Colorado at sunrise."