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November 20, 2017

College student who died in possible hazing accident had high blood-alcohol level, THC in system


College student who died in possible hazing accident had high blood-alcohol level, THC in system

BATON ROUGE, La. —Blood and urine tests show that a Louisiana State University student who died Thursday had a high…


Blood and urine tests show that a Louisiana State University student who died Thursday had a high blood-alcohol level and THC in his system, officials said.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office released its preliminary autopsy results for Maxwell Gruver, 18, who died after he was taken from a LSU fraternity house to a Baton Rouge hospital.

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Dr. William Clark, the East Baton Rouge coroner, said there was no internal or external trauma to Gruver, but marked cerebral and pulmonary edema were observed. He said blood and urine tests found that Gruver had a highly elevated blood-alcohol level and also the presence of THC in his urine.

“These findings will be confirmed in detail through our own toxicology testing. Final autopsy results pending further studies including toxicology and histological testing,” officials said in an update.

A spokesperson said LSU police are investigating the case as a possible hazing incident involving the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, located on Dalrymple Drive in Baton Rouge.

Additional details were not released by campus police.

LSU president F. King Alexander said all Greek activity is suspended until further notice.


Source: 4029 Northwest Arkansas News College student who died in possible hazing accident had high blood-alcohol level, THC in system

College student who died in possible hazing accident had high blood-alcohol level, THC in system

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