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Recent Alcohol-Related Student Deaths--List of Students by Semester

Spring 2014 Presented within these links are an unfortunate tabulation of deaths where alcohol use by college students was the cause or a contributing factor, all occurring since 2004. Fall 2014
Spring 2013  Fall 2013
Spring 2012    Fall 2012
Spring 2011 Fall 2011
Spring 2010   Fall 2010
Spring 2009  Fall 2009
Spring 2008 Fall 2008
Spring 2007 Fall 2007 
Spring 2006 Fall 2006
Spring 2005 Fall 2005
 Spring 2004 Fall 2004
Complete  listing  for all years appears below (alpha by last name)

Presented below is an unfortunate tabulation of deaths where alcohol use by college students was the cause or a contributing factor, all occurring since 2004.  The goal is to place faces on these tragedies.  More than reflecting a failure of the unfortunate victims, this is an adult failing. With proper application of campus polices related to alcohol use, many, if not most, of these tragedies could have been avoided. Adults, with the responsibly and authority, need met their obligation to control the excesses, whether on campuses or in our communities.  Unknown is the long-term harm of binge drinking on those students fortunate enough not to be included on this list.

The information supplied for each victim is a tabulation of media reports. The circumstances and causes of the tragedies are summarized within the listing with more details contained in the associated media link. Many deaths occur on campuses which are not on this list since the media reports are not clear that alcohol was a factor.  If the circumstances for each omitted tragedy could be determined, this sad listing would unfortunately expand significantly.

As time passes, we do not now know who will be added to this list. We can only hope that as it grows the unfortunate victim is not one who is close to us.

Recent Alcohol-Related Student Deaths-Complete Listing

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Gabrielle E. Acevedo, 21, February 4, 2011, Nazareth College More Information Gabrielle lost her life two weeks after being seriously injured in an automobile accident.  The 20 year-old student driver was cited for driving while intoxicated.   Three other student passengers were injured. A breath test on the driver revealed a blood-alcohol content of 0.16 percent.  The driver admitted to police to have consumed two shots of Jägermeister, an alcoholic liqueur, mixed with Red Bull. Accident- drinking associated
Stephen Adelipour, 21, February 24, 2007, Boston University More Information Stephen died in a fire in off-campus housing.  The fire was caused by a candle left lit after a power outage; it also followed a small party in the apartment, neighbors said. Accident associated with drinking
Ellen “Ellie” Ahmann, 21, December 31, 2013, Winona State University More Information Ellie lost her life when her car crashed into the Mississippi River on New Years’ eve.  Reports stated that she had a blood alcohol level of .16. Accident- drinking associated
Matthew Ainsworth, 21, March 26, 2011, Villanova University More Information Matthew was found by his roommate lying on his bed and unresponsive on a Saturday morning in his apartment.  Toxicology results \ revealed alcohol and oxycodone in Mathew’s system and he lost his life as result of combined drug intoxication.  Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Kyle L. Allen. 21, February 5, 2012, Presbyterian College More Information A fellow student found Kyle unconscious in a fraternity house early on Sunday. An autopsy determined that he lost his life form alcohol intoxication. Alcohol Poisoning
Max Allen, 25, February 16, 2014, U.S. Naval Academy More Information Midshipman Allen lost his life when his car crashed on Academy grounds.  An investigation has found that he had been drinking at an Annapolis bar before the incident. Accident- drinking associated
Rissa J. Amen-Reif, November 25, 2007, Minnesota State University, Mankato More Information Rissa was hit by a car and killed after ending up in the middle of a road on the edge town. She had been at a sorority event at a bar more than a mile away and police believe alcohol was a factor. Accident- drinking associated
Molly Ammon, March 13, 2011, University of Florida More Information Molly lost her life after a night drinking with friends at a Madeira Beach condominium, while on spring break.  She was found unresponsive the next morning. Alcohol Poisoning
Justin Anderson, 19, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina More Information A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Jacob Anderson, 16, December 15, 2013,  University of Minnesota More Information Jacob was found by the Mississippi River after he had died of hypothermia with acute alcohol intoxication contributing to his demise. Accident- drinking associated
Michael Anderson, 19, April 4, 2014, University of Arizona More Information Michael lost his life after falling from a dormitory’s 20 foot cooling tower around 4:30 am.  Michael and another student were climbing the tower.  A fellow student told police that Michael was drinking during the evening.  A taxi driver who picked up Michael and his friends hours before the accident said that they were all “buzzed” at the time.  His blood/alcohol level was twice the legal limit for driving. Accident- drinking associated
Michael Anyasike, 18, March 9, 2014,  (Nonstudent-At party hosted by college student attended by 100 college students and others underage.) More Information Michael lost his life after leaving a party hosted by college student attended by 100 college students and others underage.  He died of hypothermia with alcohol as a contributing factor. Accident- drinking associated
Thomas Argentieri, 21, December 9, 2007, Alfred University More Information About 25 to 50 people attended the house party at a of-campus house.  Thomas got into a fight with a fellow Alfred student in a yard outside the house.  The house is a rental property normally occupied by students.  Thomas died of injuries received in connection with the fight. Assault associated with drinking
Devon Arnold, 22, February 3, 2010, Colorado State University More Information Devon was found dead railroad tracks after he had reportedly been consuming alcohol while in Denver for a Denver Nuggets game.  Authorities suggest that an intoxicated Arnold went to a rail yard in close proximity to the Pepsi Center and jumped aboard a train. Accident- drinking associated
Tucker Arnold, August 19, 2014, Texas Tech More Information Tucker lost his life in an automobile accident.  His blood alcohol content was .267 at the time of the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Robert Atherton, 22, February 24, 2008, Michigan State University More Information Police reported that Robert was drinking with friends in an apartment in the Cedar Village area early Saturday when he became aggressive.  They say the group he was with restrained him for several minutes, then realized he had become motionless and wasn't breathing. The group then called 911 Accident- drinking associated
Devon Austin, 19, September 12, 2010, College of Southern Idaho More Information After an altercation at a party, Devon, Ryan and a third friend left in a car.  Devon and Ryan lost their lives in when their car crashed while being chased by another car likely leaving the same party.   The third passenger suffered minor injuries.  Authorities attributed the crash to excessive speed and alcohol. Accident- drinking associated
Eyder Ayala, 68, (Nonstudent), October 3, 2011, University of Miami (Student driver-DUI) More Information Eyder lost her life when her automobile was stuck by another driven by an intoxicated UM student.  The female student’s blood alcohol level was tested to be .231. Accident associated with drinking
Blake Christopher Ayling, 20, March 24, 2012, University of North Dakota More Information Blake was found by a train conductor doing an inspection of a track early in the morning.  He was hit by a train as he was walking through the rail yard was hit by a train as he was walking through the rail yard where he routinely walked to get to campus from a friend’s apartment.  Test showed that he had a blood alcohol content of .287. Accident associated with drinking
Adrianna Bachan, 18, March 29, 2009, University of Southern California More Information Adrianna was struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking back to campus.  Although the negligent driver was primarily responsible for the tragedy, Adrianna had a blood/alcohol level of .17 while walking at about 3 a.m. Accident- drinking associated
Nana Kwasi “Nabby” Baffour-Awuah, January 1, 2011, Luther College More Information Nana was found unresponsive on a Saturday morning in the snow on the baseball diamond at Luther College and subsequently lost his life.  He had recently left a party at a nearby residence.  Toxicology results indicated a blood alcohol level of .174 and a trace amount of THC (marijuana) in Nana’s system. Accident- drinking associated
Lynn Gordon "Gordie" Bailey Jr, September 17, 2004, University of Colorado                                    More Information Bailey and the other pledges had begun the evening Sept. 16 blindfolded and abandoned in the woods near Gold Hill. Police said the pledges were told to drink large amounts of Ten High whiskey and Carlo Rossi wine.Later, when they were driven back to the fraternity house after midnight, Bailey had passed out. The next morning Bailey was found face down on the floor, and could not be revived. His blood-alcohol level was 0.328 percent, four times the legal limit for driving in Colorado. Alcohol Poisoning
Natalie Baine, 20, January 11, 2013, University of Alabama More Information Natalie lost her life when the truck in which she was riding crashed while returning to campus after a football bowl game.  Natalie’s family filed a lawsuit claiming the student driver was in no condition to drive since he was exhausted after spending several days in Miami where they spent their nights clubbing and drinking on South Beach and barely slept at all. Accident- drinking associated
Kurt Baker, 22, February 24, 2008, Mesa College More Information Friends found Kurt unconscious on his bed and called 911 when they were unable to wake him up. They told the emergency dispatcher that he appeared not to be breathing. The friends tried to revive Baker with CPR. When paramedics arrived, they took over. Baker was taken to Alvarado Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  According to a student, "he had been drinking a little bit, but not excessively." Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Anthony Barksdale II, 19, March 1, 2013, Boston University More Information Anthony lost his life due to alcohol poisoning after a frat party which school officials described as “an underage booze bash.”  The fraternity was suspended as result of the tragedy. Alcohol Poisoning
Nicholas Brastins Barnes, February 15, 2014, University of Chicago More Information Nicholas was found in his dorm room having passed away about a week before being found.  The autopsy determined that alcohol poisoning was the cause of his passing Alcohol Poisoning
Hector Hugo Barrera-Barraza, March 16, 2007, University of California, Merced    More Information Barrera-Barraza's blood-alcohol level was 0.20 at the time of his death, 2½ times the legal limit for intoxication in California, Sheriff Mark Pazin said Thursday. Alcohol Poisoning
Nancy Barry, 30, November 19, 2011, Yale University More Information Nancy lost her life when struck by a truck driven by a fraternity member who was pressured to bring beer to his tailgating fraternity brothers at the Yale Bowl prior to the Yale/Harvard game. Accident- drinking associated
Joseph Barton, 20, August 20, 2008, Michigan State University More Information Joseph died in an automobile accident at 1:30am.  “They were both drinking — definitely heavily enough — a half gallon between the two of them,” according to a friend. Accident- drinking associated
Dustin Michael Bauer, March 12, 2008, St. Mary's University More Information Dustin fell 10 feet off a stairwell and landed on the floor of a residence hall while celebrating a college basketball victory. Alcohol may have been a factor, a university spokeswoman said.  Accident- drinking associated
Adam Baxter, 19, November 24, 2007, University of Maine More Information Adam was at a friend’s home in Portland when an ambulance was called to the residence early Saturday morning for a report of a male having difficulty breathing. When they got there, they found Baxter unconscious and unresponsive. "Adam was declared dead at the scene. Alcohol Poisoning
Aaron Beaver, 21, June 17, 2011, Butte College (Intoxicated driver attended Chico State University More Information Aaron lost his life in an automobile accident.  Aaron was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a Chico State student whose blood/alcohol level was three times the legal limit.  Another enrolled student at Butte College also lost his life in the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Jonathon Bennett, 21, April 24, 2013,  East Carolina University More Information Jonathon lost his life when he after falling over six feet off a tree and landing on a metal post.  Authorities reported that Jonathon and his three friends were drinking prior to climbing on the fallen tree. Accident- drinking associated
Santiago Bernal, 21, February 19, 2011, University of Texas at Brownsville - Texas Southmost College More Information Santiago mistakenly entered the wrong apartment in a state of confusion exacerbated by alcohol.  A conflict arose between Santiago and a resident of the apartment and Santiago was fatally stabbed.  The tragic results were determined to be justifiable homicide since the occupant was held to be acting in self-defense. Assault associated with drinking
Christopher P. Berry, March 11, 2005, New Mexico State University                        More Information He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.459. following off-campus celebrations of his 22nd birthday.  Alcohol Poisoning
Bennett Bertoli, December 11, 2004, Colorado State University More Information Bennett was discovered lying on a couch, unresponsive, inside a home close to the CSU campus which had been the site of a party the night before.  Bennett died of a lethal mix of alcohol, methadone and tranquilizers.    His blood alcohol content was 0.12 percent, a level that not considered lethal by itself.  The combination of the three proved fatal. Alcohol Poisoning
Austin Bice, February 26, 2011, San Diego State University on a semester abroad in Madrid More Information Austin lost his life after leaving a night club in Madrid.  A doorman suggested Austin rest a while before going in because he looked unwell.  A friend told reporters that Austin and others had been drinking at an apartment before going out to the club.  After leaving his friends at the club, Austin drowned in a nearby river. Accident- drinking associated
Nathan Bihlmaier, 31, May 20, 2012, Harvard Business School More Information Nathan was reported missing and was found two days later in Portland Harbor.  Prior to being missing, he was asked to leave a bar near the harbor because of intoxication.  Tests showed his blood/alcohol level to be .22. Accident- drinking associated
Tyler Blalock, 19, September 29, 2012, Appalachian State University More Information Tyler lost his life after he slipped near a creek, fell, hit his head and landed in the water.  Prior to the accident, Tyler had attended a party and visited a bar where he was reported to be very intoxicated. Accident- drinking associated
Connie Blount, 18, April 13, 2008, University of Kentucky More Information Connie died in a hit-and-run accident crossed against the traffic signal and stopped in the street for unknown reasons when she was crossing South Broadway.  The police accident report says that Connie Blount had been drinking that night before she was struck. Accident- drinking associated
William Kiel Bobbitt, May 1, 2008, California University of Pennsylvania More Information William Kwas drunk when he arrived at the friend's apartment about 1 a.m. Thursday looking for a place to stay.  Those who lived in the apartment discovered William dead when they woke up less than seven hours later.  Alcohol Poisoning
Tyshawn Bierria, 22, , May 2, 2008, New York State University College of Technology at Delhi More Information Tyshawn died from stab wounds he suffered while trying to break up a fight outside of his residence hall.  The brawl involving 50 to 60 people including nonstudents convicted of the slaying who attended parties on campus. Alcohol Enhanced Violence 
David R. Bogenberger,19, November 2, 2012, Northern Illinois University More Information David lost is life after being found unresponsive in a fraternity house.  Investigators found that David was subjected to hazing during which his blood alcohol content was  0.351. Alcohol Poisoning
Abel Bolanos, April 3, 2007, Iowa State University                       More Information  Abel Bolanos left an off-campus party alone in the early morning hours of March 31. His body was found in Lake LaVerne on April 3. Accident while intoxicated
Adam Boncela, July 25, 2005, Ohio State More Information Adam had a blood-alcohol content of 0.37 percent when he died on his 21st birthday Alcohol Poisoning
Jeffery Bordeaux Jr., 20, January 15, 2011, University of Rochester More Information Jeffrey lost his life when he became involved in an altercation and was stabbed to death.  He was at a fraternity party when the alteration occurred.   Tests determined Jeffrey’s blood alcohol content to be .08. Assault associated with drinking
Meaghan Bosch, May 14, 2007, Southern Methodist University More Information Meaghan was found over 100 miles from Dallas, where SMU is located. “She lived one block from me in a complex of condo-apartments that on the outside looks posh and security-protected but that I have always heard is a haven of burglaries, drunken parties, drug dealing and other nefarious activities.” As expected, the deaths have raised the perennial issues of alcohol and substance abuse on college campuses, and whether universities are doing enough to proactively combat binge drinking and drug use.  Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Holly Bossenbery, 17, January 30, 2011, Michigan State University (Underage non-students at party held by MSU students) More Information Holly and other high school students attended a party near Michigan State hosted by two Michigan State students and a friend who attended a nearby community college.  After the party, the high school driver who had been drinking at the party crashed the car.  Holly and two other high school attendees lost their lives in the accident.  The three college student hosts pleaded guilty to conspiracy to contribute to the delinquency of minors. Accident- drinking associated
Kent Boswell, 22, February 8, 2014, California Polytechnic More Information Kent lost his life when hit by a car while walking the middle of the road early in the morning.  Tests showed that his blood/alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit. Accident- drinking associated
Beth Marie Boudreaux, 19, March 6, 2009, Southeastern Louisiana University More Information Beth, Maxime Profit, and former student Thurman "Rion" Lowe III lost their lives after being struck by an intoxicated hit and run truck driver while walking home from a popular bar, “The Buzz.”  Two other students were injured, one critically.  A student was quoted as follows: "Everybody walks back along here from the bars, And he should have walked,” she said of the driver. "I don't think he even knew he hit anybody." Accident- drinking associated
Colin Boyarski, April 3, 2005, Kenyon College More Information His body was found in a field near campus on April 3, died of acute alcohol intoxication.  He had been drinking at a party near the Kenyon College campus. He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.43, more than five times the legal limit for an adult in Ohio. Alcohol Poisoning
Zachary Bradley,20, October 31, 2014, University of California-Berkeley More Information Zachary lost his life after falling from apparatus behind a stage area at a concert.  He reportedly was intoxicated at the time of the fall. Accident- drinking associated
Caitlin Brann, 22, November 10, 2006, University of Notre Dame More Information Caitlin lost control of her 2000 Chevy Cavalier, which veered sideways into the median and rolled many times.a chemical test revealed she had a blood alcohol level of .249 percent. It's believed she was headed back home from school. Accident associated with drinking
Joseph Briggs, February 15, 2009, Seton Hill University More Information After a night of heavy drinking Joseph, held off police for three hours standoff at an apartment just blocks away from Seton Hill's campus. HE used several weapons to fire 30 to 40 shots but only hit parked cars and a house.   Joseph was eventually shot and killed by police.  Violence- drinking associated
Sammy Broadhead, June 25, 2004, University of Southern Mississippi More Information Sammy Broadhead, a Sigma Nu alumnus and Southern Miss grad, attended a party June 25, 2004, at his old frat house on the Hattiesburg campus. Playing a drinking game called beer pong, Sammy collapsed from high levels of alcohol consumption and later died. Accident- drinking associated
Amber Rose Brown, 20, November 23, 2008, Grand Valley State University More Information Amber and Douglas Ward died after closing themselves up in a sport utility vehicle with two charcoal grills burning on the back seat.  Although the cause of the deaths is noted as "undertermined," Amber, who was underage, was picture drinking that night. Accident associated with drinking
Brandon Brown, September 22, 2012, Tabor College More Information Brandon Brown was beaten to death outside of a house party.  Although Brandon was not an instigator which elicited the beating, he had a blood alcohol level of 0.3 percent when he arrived at the hospital, nearly four times the legal limit for intoxication, demonstrating that heavy drinking by all likely exacerbated the situation. Alcohol Enhanced Violence 
Tommy Brown, October 29, 2005, University of Florida More Information Tommy had become separated from his fraternity brothers after a Florida/Georgia football game when he was cornered by a group of Georgia fans.   In a confrontation was said to be fueled by alcohol, the Georgia fans proceeded to beat Tommy to death.  One of the Georgia fans was said to have had a history of getting in fights when he'd been drinking.  Tommy's blood alcohol level was test to approximate 0.26.  Accident- drinking associated
David William Brumfield, 22, October 15, 2012, Oklahoma State University More Information David lost his life after a roommate found him unresponsive in his apartment bedroom.  The medical examiner determined that he died from of alcohol and heroin poisoning. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Kaitlyn Bryant, 20,  April 6, 2008, Pearl River Community College (University of Southern Mississippi student arrested for DUI) More Information Kailtin’s vehicle collided head-on early Sunday with a vehicle driven by Shelby Brown, 20, a Southern Mississippi student . Brown was intoxiated at the time. Accident- drinking associated
Abrielle Marie Brynda, 21, February 1, 2014, Gannon University More Information Abrielle was found unresponsive in an alleyway between two downtown buildings.  The coroner concluded that she lost her life because of complications from hypothermia “in a setting of acute alcohol intoxication.” Accident- drinking associated
Dave Hallman III, 21, February 8, 2014, Denison University (Between semesters) More Information David lost his life after leaving a café intoxicated early in the morning.  He was found near a golf course having died of hypothermia.   David’s Hallman’s blood-alcohol concentration was 0.124. Accident- drinking associated
Edward Andrew Bump, November 2, 2007, University of Minnesota More Information A suit filed by Edward's parents claimed that  a bar named Boomtown and its employees were negligent for serving alcohol to Bump when he was underage and obviously intoxicated, which led to his death by suicide. Suicide associated with drinking
Bradley Bunte, 21, March 7, 2011, University of Illinois More Information Bradley was walking down a busy street late on a Friday night after an “unofficial ST. Pat’s Day” gathering when a van clipped him with a side-view mirror, knocking him to the ground.  A second vehicle then ran over him.  Tests showed Bradley’s blood alcohol content to be about 0.27. Accident- drinking associated
Nolan Michael Burch, 18, November 14, 2014, West Virginia University More Information Nolan lost his life after being found unresponsive in a fraternity house.  Police reported that there was evidence that Burch had consumed alcohol that night. It also was reported that others at the frat party “challenged” Nolan into drinking a large amount of alcohol. Alcohol Poisoning
Benjamin Burlock, 20, November 9, 2014, Tulane University More Information Benjamin lost his life when he fell of a balcony in a residence hall on campus.  According to the Tulane PD daily activity report stated the incident was classified as an alcohol offense and underage alcohol consumption. Accident- drinking associated
Travis Cale,20, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina More Information A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Carly Callaghan, 22, September 16, 2012, Chico State University More Information Carly lost her life after consuming a lethal combination of alcohol and drugs.  Tests showed her alcohol level was .14 percent.  Prozac and a high level of morphine were also in her system. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Andrew Cate Carr, 21, June 11, 2013, Marquette University- attending John Cabot University (Rome) More Information Andrew lost his life while studying abroad in Rome. Andrew fell while walking on a wall bordering the Tiber River early in the morning.   Reports stated that Andrew and friends were drinking in bars prior to the fatal fall.   Accident- drinking associated
Adam Carter, November 17, 2007, University of Tennessee   More Information Adam lost control of his sport utility vehicle along Montlake Drive at approximately 2:30 a.m early Saturday morning and was killed  when his vehicle struck a tree in southern Knox County. According to the Sheriff’s Office, speeding and alcohol were factors in the crash. Accident- drinking associated
Simon Chavez, 22, January 15, 2013, Santa Barbara City College More Information Simon lost his life when struck by a hit and run driver while staggering on a freeway.  Simon’s family filed suit against a taxi company whose driver left Simon unattended in a drunken condition more than a mile from his home Accident- drinking associated
Victoria Cheng, 17, February 26, 2011, Ithaca College More Information When found outside her off-campus home in the snow, Victoria was unresponsive.   She had lost her life after a night of drinking.   As Victoria’s father, a professor at the college, was quoted in the aftermath: "Like many young people today, Victoria got caught up in the drinking culture. Young people get the impression that drunkenness is okay as long as no one gets hurt. We need to address the issue beyond safety and discuss it as a moral issue." Alcohol Poisoning
Kyle Thomas Chorba, 18, December 12, 2008, Montgomery County Community College More Information Kyle crashed his car into a firehouse and died after leaving a party attended by his classmates.  Alcohol was present. Accident associated with drinking
Philip Cameron Christian, 23, March 13, 2011, Georgia Southern University (While on Spring Break) More Information Philip was staying with a group of 15 students from Georgia Southern University at a home Florida while on spring break. After a party, Christian went to bed around 1:00 a.m. and friends found him in his bed the next morning not breathing.  According to the toxicology report, a mix of oxycodone, cocaine, and alcohol were found in his system. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Cameron Christian, 22, October 16, 2011, Seattle University More Information Christian lost his life in a automobile crash after attending a wedding.  Test showed his blood-alcohol level to be at 0.25. Accident associated with drinking
Dwight Clark, 18, September 25, 2010, Western Washington University More Information Dwight was last seen leaving a party at 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning.  After two weeks, his body was in Bellingham Bay.  Toxicology tests found Dwight’s blood-alcohol to be .13 along with the presence of marijuana. Accident- drinking associated
Lydia Gale Clark, 21, October 8, 2011, Drake University  More Information Lydia lost her live an undiagnosed heart condition which likely was exacerbated when she drank too much celebrating her 21st birthday.  Friends said Lydia had drank about 16 shots of alcohol while out drinking at various bars with friends. Health condition exacerbated by alcohol
Taylyr Cochran, 18, January 30, 2011, Michigan State University (Underage non-students at party held by MSU students) More Information Taylyr and other high school students attended a party near Michigan State hosted by two Michigan State students and a friend who attended a nearby community college.  After the party, the high school driver who had been drinking at the party crashed the car.  Taylyr and two other high school attendees lost their lives in the accident.  The three college student hosts pleaded guilty to conspiracy to contribute to the delinquency of minors. Accident- drinking associated
Marc Anthony Cocozzella, November 13, 2007, Clemson University More Information Marc  was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck after his friend, who is accused of driving drunk, ran into two other cars. Marc died two days later. Accident- drinking associated
Shane Collins, March 13, 2009, Michigan State University More Information Shane fell to his death from an eighth-floor balcony during spring break in Miami Beach, Fla.  Police investigators said Shane had been drinking from about 11 a.m. until he passed out at the bar about 4 a.m. Accident- drinking associated
Casey Cooke, 22, June 4, 2012, University of Oklahoma More Information Casey lost her life when she slipped on a fire escape while climbing to the roof of a campus administrative building.   Her blood/alcohol level was measured to be .19. Accident- drinking associated
Kimberly Coppens, September 9, 2007, Western Technical College More Information Kimberly had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when she fell from bluff near a river which is a popular gathering place. Accident- drinking associated
Sean Cornell, 20, May 4, 2007, Paul Smith’s College                            More Information Drowned after canoe capsized in frigid water at 11:00PM in activity associated with a party involving alcohol Sean Cornell had BAC of .165 Accident associated with campus drinking
Ashley Cowie, 21, January 9, 2011, Florida State University More Information Ashley was accidentally shot by an intoxicated fellow student who was displaying his rifle.   After a desperate, but tragically, futile attempt at revival by Ashley’s twin sister, Amy, Ashley lost her life.   Ashley’s father subsequently was instrumental in halting the Florida’s legislature’s attempt to allow students to possess weapons on campus, one of several states considering such a questionable move. Accident- drinking associated
Jordan Crist, 19, May 3, 2007, Southern Methodist University                       More Information The SMU Daily Campus reports that first-year student Jordan Christ had a blood-alcohol level of .4. That's five times the legal limit Alcohol Poisoning
Brenton F. Croll, 18, March 18, 2009, Indiana University of Pennsylvania More Information The coroner's  said Brenton, a freshman, had been drinking heavily the night before he died as a result of a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Tyler Cross, November 17, 2006, University of Texas More Information Cross fell from a fifth floor balcony.  He had a blood alcohol content of .19.  Cross was the third student to die in West Campus in an alcohol-related death in little more than a year’s time. Cross was a pledge in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a member of the UT Lacrosse Club Accident associated with campus drinking
Derek Crowl, March 16, 2007, Bloomsburg University, visiting friend at Boston University More Information A four-alarm fire at 49 St. Mary's St. was started by a burning piece of charcoal that ignited the rear wooden porch of the third-floor off-campus apartment.  Derek had arrived in Boston on Thursday evening to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with his friends, officials said. Crowl, who was a Bloomsburg University sophomore, was found near a closet in a bedroom next to the kitchen and probably died of smoke inhalation. Accident associated with drinking
Matt Crozier, 20, January 5, 2011, University of Pennsylvania More Information Matt lost his life after falling 30 feet between floors at a New Year's Eve party inside a University o Pennsylvania fraternity house.  Matt, a student of John Carroll University, was visiting a friend.  Alcohol was found in the house the night of Matt's death, despite the fraternity's self-promotion as a dry chapter. Accident- drinking associated
Jack Culolias, 19, November 30, 2012, Arizona State University More Information Jack was reported missing on November 30 and was found in an area river on December 16.  Jack was witnessed to be severely intoxicated previously that evening.  Test showed that he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 percent.  Jack’s parent filed suit against his fraternity for allowing underaged binge drinking. Accident- drinking associated
Joseph Dado, September 20, 2009, Penn State More Information After being missing for hours, Joseph was found by University at the bottom of a stairwell on campus, about 75 yards away from the fraternity house where he was last seen.  Earlier in the month, two Penn State students were charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor after a 19-year-old sustained serious injuries following a fall from a third-floor balcony.  Joseph's blood alcohol level was .169. Accident- drinking associated
Sheridan "Danny" Dahlquist, August 12, 2007, Bradley University More Information After a night of drinking, Dahlquist went to bed in a house just off campus. As a joke, prosecutors say his friends slid two Roman candles - fireworks that shoot fireballs - under the bedroom door. Accident- drinking associated
Jiayi Dai, 19, August 23, 2014, Michigan State University More Information Jiavi was found unresponsive after a night of drinking at a gathering of students in an apartment.   Her blood-alcohol level was tested to be 0.415  Alcohol Poisoning
Danny Daniels, 19, January 7, 2006, California State University at Fresno      More Information January 7, 2006, there was a party at the Fiji house.  Sunday morning, Daniels was found dead in his bed.   The coroner reported his blood alcohol level was 0.34, and that alcohol toxicity had caused his death.  Accident while intoxicated
Christopher Dann, December 29, 2009, California State University, Long Beach More Information Christopher and another driver  lost their lives in an automobile crash in which both drives were intoxicated.  Christopher had a blood-alcohol of 0.20 percent at the time of the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Spencer Datt, 18, May 15, 2011, High Point University More Information Spencer lost his life in an automobile accident.   The intoxicated driver was a student at James Madison University.  Two others lost their lives in the crash.  The group had attended two parties prior to the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Eric Davila, 20, March 7, 2014, University of Texas–Pan American More Information Eric lost his life after the car which he was driving crashed into a utility pole.  Tests showed that he had consumed Xanax and had a blood alcohol level of 0.22.  Another student died in the crash. Accident- drinking associated
Mark Brandon Davis, October 7, 2005, North Carolina State University More Information Unattended smoking material set a chair on fire in an off-campus duplex rented by the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, according to the fire report. Davis had been drinking and had a blood-alcohol level of .110. Accident associated with drinking
Tyler S. Davis, 19, November 24, 2013, St. Bonaventure University More Information Tyler lost his life from exposure.  He was found near the west entrance to the campus Sunday afternoon after he was reported missing. He had last been seen alive the previous day leaving a party. Police say a combination of alcohol and low temperatures contributed to his death. Accident- drinking associated
Joshua de Zenea, March 13, 2014,  South Texas College More Information Joshua lost his life after the car in which he was riding crashed into a utility pole.  Tests showed that the driver had consumed Xanax and had a blood alcohol level of 0.22. Accident- drinking associated
Kaat Debeuckelaer, 21, January 4, 2012, University of Texas More Information Kaat lost her life in a high-speed car accident which also killed her boyfriend, a 23-year-old UT alumnus, and the driver, a 41-year-old lawyer.  The couple met the lawyer at a bar and left with him in his Porsche. Tests showed blood/alcohol levels of .17 for the attorney driver, .19 for her boyfriend, and .25 for Kaat.  Accident- drinking associated
Dalton Debrick, 18, August  25, 2014, Texas Tech University More Information Dalton lost his life after becoming unresponsive at an off-campus party.  The County Medical Examiner determined that acute alcohol intoxication caused his demise. Alcohol Poisoning
Delores Decker, 59, April 28, 2009, (Non-student died in an accident caused by an intoxicated West Virginia University student)  More Information A vehicle driven by an intoxicated West Virginia University student crossed the center line and struck the vehicle driven by Mrs. Decker, who lost her life in the crash.  The student’s blood/alcohol level was .351. Accident- drinking associated
Justin Richard Delval, 21, March 20, 2009, Texas A&M University More Information After drinking heavily while in Florida on spring break, Justin was found dead the following morning Accident- drinking associated
Charles Aaron Dennard (Visiting nonstudent), 22, February 10, 2011, Anderson University More Information After visiting friends at Anderson University, Charles lost his life in an accident while driving home.  Tests determined that Charles’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. Accident- drinking associated
Ciara DePrill, February 4, 2006, Temple University More Information Ciara was killed early on a Friday morning after the car she was riding in hit a concrete barrier on the Ben Franklin Bridge, police said.The driver, also a Temple student, was charged with driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter. Accident- drinking associated
Jay Franklin Derby, 20, November 22, 2009, Appalachian State University More Information Jay was fatally shot while attending a party with friends in an apartment near the university.  A friend pointed a black-powder muzzleloader rifle only to scare his friends not knowing the gun was loaded.  Accident- drinking associated
George Desdunes, 19, February 26, 2011, Cornell University More Information George was found unresponsive his fraternity house. After investigating the found University determined that Desdunes, who was a brother at SAE, was provided alcohol “while in the care of certain members and associate members.”  Cornell subsequently withdrew recognition of the fraternity. Alcohol Poisoning
Gary DeVercelly Jr, March 28, 2007,  Rider University More Information Gary Jr., who succumbed after slipping into an alcohol-induced coma following a night of drinking at an on-campus frat party.   Gary  had a blood alcohol content of .426 and died of alcohol poisoning,  Alcohol Poisoning
Douglas R. DeWitt, September 26, 2004, San Diego State University                       More Information DeWitt died during Pledge Week for fraternities and sororities. University officials say the Greek parties were policed to keep them alcohol-free.   Alcohol Poisoning
Philip Dhanens, 18, September 2, 2012, University of California-Fresno More Information Philip lost his life after being locked in a room and required to drink tequila, rum and vodka during a fraternity pledge.  After passing out, Philip was place in a designated "drunk room" to be watched, but he never regained consciousness.  His blood/alcohol level was .36. Alcohol  Poisoning
Clint Diaz, 20, August 12, 2013, West Texas A&M University (after a party associated with summer theater) More Information Clint lost his life when the car that he was driving passed through a stop sign and went into the path of a truck.  Two other West Texas A&M students and two others also died in the accident.   The group was returning from an end-of-season party for a summer theatre group.  The toxicology report shows that Clint had a blood alcohol level more than double the amount consider legally intoxicated.  Accident- drinking associated
Thomas Lee Dillon, III, May 25, 2005, University of Virginia (non student partying with student friends) More Information In October 2004 one of the UVA students, who had been one of his best friends  since grade school moved in with Lee temporarily.  On Memorial day, he and his friend Brad went to a private party at a fellow student's home.  The house was very secluded with acreage and included UVA students and young people from the area.  They had an ice luge and apparently, dares for who could drink the most from the luge.  Both boys were drinking.  Lee feel asleep and never woke up. Alcohol Poisoning
Jared Dion, April 10, 2004, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse                        More Information He had a blood-alcohol content of 0.40. Dion was first pulled from the water April 15 after disappearing five days before, Accident while intoxicated
Ahjah Dixon, 23, March 4, 2010, Navarro College More Information After Ahjah was arrested by campus police at the college on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance, she began having problems breathing and told officers she needed some air. She was taken to a recreation yard where she asked for some water. The arrest came after reports that Ahjah wanted someone to purchase alcohol. Both residence life staff and campus police responded and saw bottles of alcohol in the room.  Drugs and alcohol are considered contributing factors in her death. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Michael Dixon, March 23, 2010, University of Wisconsin Stout More Information Michael died after being struck by a car on campus.  The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated. Accident- drinking associated
Ashleigh Dodd, 24, January 7, 2012, Nonstudent More Information Ashleigh lost her live in an automobile accident in which her best friend, a Baylor student was the driver.  The driver's blood alcohol level was measured to be .131. Accident associated with drinking
Ashley M. Donahue, 20, December 3, 2011, Framingham State University More Information Ashley lost her life after she was ejected from the back seat of a vehicle in a crash that injured four other students.  The group was leaving a birthday party were drinking games were played, The driver was charged with driving under the influence. Accident associated with drinking
Michael A. Douglas, 19, September 14, 2007, Lincoln University More Information Early Friday, Michael A. Douglas, 19, a Lincoln University student from Easton, was shot outside an Allentown nightclub hosting an all-ages college party. Accident- drinking associated
Shawn Dow. November 17, 2007, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University More Information The Friday night party started off low-key, with about 20 college students and other young adults chatting and sipping beer inside a fourth-floor apartment in Boston's Allston neighborhood.  Then, about 1:30 a.m. yesterday, three uninvited men showed up at the door.  One party crasher got into a heated argument with a woman inside the apartment, touching off a brawl in the building's stairwell that involved about 20 males.  Shawn apparently, and accidentally, fell off the building's black-top roof, landing in an alley.  Accident- drinking associated
Lee Drelles, 19, September 21, 2008, Michigan Tech More Information Lee died in a crash that occurred just south of the Michigan Technological University campus. Lee was thrown from the vehicle after it hit a tree. The vehicle rolled several times.  Toxicology reports show that another student who was driving had a blood alcohol level of .15, which is well over the legal limit. Accident- drinking associated
Patrick Drown, 19, August 15, 2009, California State University-San Marcos More Information Patrick went to a house party with his fraternity brothers.  He was later found in the middle of the road, near the house where he had gone with his friends.  His blood alcohol level was about twice the legal limit for a 21-year old.  Patrick had been hit by a car.   According to the driver, Patrick was lying in the road at the time he was struck. Accident- drinking associated
Eric Duffey, 21, March 3, 2012, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point More Information Eric was reported missing after leaving a celebration of his 21st birthday.   He was found days later in the Wisconsin River.  His blood/alcohol level was tested at .196. Accident associated with drinking
Trevor Duffy, 19, November 16, 2014, University of Albany More Information Trevor lost his life after being rushed to the hospital after overdosing on alcohol at an off-campus party.  Four others students were treated and released from the same party which may have been a hazing event. Alcohol Poisoning
Brogan Dulle, 21, May 26, 2014, University of Cincinnati More Information Brogan committed suicide after a night drinking with friends.  His blood-alcohol level was determined to be .191. Suicide after heavy drinking
Andrew Duncan, 20, August 12, 2013, West Texas A&M University (after a party associated with summer theater) More Information Andrew lost his life when the car in which he was a passenger passed through a stop sign and went into the path of a truck.  Two other West Texas A&M students and two others also died in the accident.   The group was returning from an end-of-season party for a summer theatre group.  The toxicology report shows that the student driver had a blood alcohol level more than double the amount consider legally intoxicated. Accident- drinking associated
Zach Dunlevy, December 10, 2006, Limestone College More Information Zachary was drinking for about four hours at a liquor-only party and became belligerent. Friends helped him back to his dormitory room and a roommate found him unresponsive and ‘‘blue in the face’’ in his bed.  He had died from an alcohol overdose according to police. Alcohol Poisoning
Kelsey Durkin, 21, December 3, 2013, Washington & Lee University More Information Kelsey lost her life in a car accident in which nine other students were injured.  The student driver was charged with driving under the influence.   Accident- drinking associated
Linzy Duvall, 21 March 28, 2009, Grand Valley State University More Information  Linzy  was found dead  in her off-campus apartment.  Linzy became very ill after a night out with friends .  A medical examiner determined that aspiration pneumonia due to alcohol intoxication caused Linzy’s death.  Tess showed her blood/alcohol level may have been near 0.12. Alcohol Poisoning
Kenneth Egan, 21, July 30, 2006, Oklahoma State University More Information Kenneth died after a fire at the home of other students he was visiting after a night of drinking. Accident- drinking associated
Megan Elam, 18, August 13, 2011, Moraine Valley Community College More Information Megan lost her life in an automobile accident in which she was a passenger.   Her friend who was driving had a blood-alcohol level of .197  and was cited for driving under the influence. Accident associated with drinking
James “Jake” Leonard Elkins Jr., 19, August 13, 2010, Valdosta State University More Information James lost his life after being struck by a train.  The conductor reported seeing James lying inside the tracks before being struck.   Tests showed his blood/alcohol level to be .232. Accident- drinking associated
April Englund, 21. April 5, 2008, University of Wisconsin-Stout More Information A smoky house fire near a University of Wisconsin campus killed three students who never made it out of the rooms where they were sleeping early Saturday, even though neighbors said they heard alarms.  As part of the investigation, the police conducted multiple interviews in an attempt to re-create what took place before the fire. They learned was that all three had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Accident- drinking associated
Andrew Enriquez, September 14, 2007, University of Florida More Information Andrew died in a car crash around 2:40 a.m. Friday. He was wearing an arm bracelet that may have been from a local bar and investigators are examining whether he was using an ID that wasn't his. Accident- drinking associated
Anthony Robert Erick, 21, March 23, 2011, Ohio State University More Information Anthony lost his life after falling from The Flamingo condominium complex in Miami Beach, where s he was staying on the 15th floor.  According to friends with Eric prior to his fall, he was using illicit drugs and was drinking “lots of alcohol.”   Accident- drinking associated
Bianca Espinal, 19, December 14, 2013, Sam Houston State University More Information Bianca lost her life in an automobile accident in which she was the driver. Two other students also died in the crash.   Bianca’s blood/alcohol level was measured to be .21. Accident- drinking associated
Drew Everson, 21, October 23, 2010, Duke University More Information Drew fell down steps on campus and lost his life two days later.  The medical examiner reported that his blood/alcohol level was .133. Accident- drinking associated
Adam Falcon, November 2004, St. Lawrence University More Information In November 2004, St. Lawrence University campus police launched a nationwide Amber alert search for 20 year old student Adam Falcon.  Falcon was eventually found dead in the Grass River.  He had drowned after his night of drinking. Accident associated with campus drinking
Cody Fanning, April 25, 2012, Doane College More Information Cody lost his life when he fell out of a pickup driven by an intoxicated driver.  The fellow student driver’s blood/alcohol level was measured to be .134. The driver subsequently pleaded guilty to misdemeanor motor vehicle manslaughter. Accident associated with drinking
Donald Farrell, 19, October 28, 2007, Rowan University More Information Donald was walking from his off-campus apartment complex with three friends, shortly after 9 p.m., when five men approached him and asked about the location of a party. As he pointed to his apartment complex, the Beau Rivage Apartments, he was attacked and beaten to death. Drinking associated assault 
Karl Fazli; 21, February 14, 2007, Wittenberg University More Information According to police reports, Fazli's housemate found him unresponsive at 10 a.m. at a Park Place address where the two had attended a party the night before. The housemate left and returned the next morning. Witnesses told police Fazli had been drinking heavily.  Alcohol Poisoning
Matthew Felton, 21, September 28, 2008, Maine Maritime Academy More Information Students  Matthew Felton  and a driver died instantly when their car was hit by a pickup truck that crossed the centerline in an attempt to avoid striking the driver's vehicle which was said to have swicthed lanes. The student driver's reported blood/alcohol level was .125 and empty containers were found in his vehicle. Accident- drinking associated
David Ferguson, October 31, 2004, University of Florida More Information David was last seen around 1:00 a.m. Saturday following a night of partying with two friends and thousands of others on the night before the Georgia-Florida football game.  After being missing for days, his body was found in an opening between the garage and another building where authorities concluded he fell. Accident- drinking associated
Ryan Fieck, 23, October 10, 2010, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee More Information Ryan was headed home from a pub crawl when he fell more than ten feet into the base of a retaining wall.  The pub crawl was a sold out event that included 14 area bars. Accident- drinking associated
Rachael Fiege, 19, August 23, 2013, Indiana University More Information Racheal lost her life after falling down a basement stairway during a party two days after arriving on campus for classes.  Fellow students at was reported to be an “alcohol fueled” party waited six hours prior to calling for assistance.  While reports have not confirmed whether Rachel was intoxicated or even drinking, the students’ apparent acceptance of an unconscious peer for six hours similarly demonstrates a lack of concern over such a condition during an “alcohol fueled” party. Accident- drinking associated
Brett Finbloom, 18, August 5, 2012, University of Oklahoma More Information Brett lost his life as result of alcohol poisoning.  In the aftermath, Brett’s mother became active in promoting the use of the medical emergency amnesty in Indiana when necessary Alcohol  Poisoning
Samuel Paul Finn, September 23,  2007, East Carolina University More Information Samuel's injuries were consistent with those from a fistfight.  He had also drunk beer, smoked marijuana and taken Xanax, a medication used to treat anxiety disorders.  The cause of death was a brain hemorrhage that is typical of one suffered by someone who is intoxicated and receives a blow to the chin. Drinking associated assault 
John Fiocco Jr., 19, March 25, 2006, The College of New Jersey More Information John disappeared after his friends left him sleeping after a night of drinking.  After John's disappearance, friends told police that he had gotten drunk at an off-campus party and fallen asleep in a friend's room in his dorm shortly before 3 a.m. They first noticed Fiocco missing when they returned to the room around 10 a.m.  John's remains were found in a Bucks County landfill a month later. Alcohol Poisoning
Rod Fiorini, October 5, 2010, Fresno Pacific University More Information Rod lost his life after repeatedly recklessly shooting a gun and failing to comply with police officers orders to cease the activities.  Rod was shot by police.  Blaming the alcohol energy drink Four Loko for Rod’s uncharacteristic behavior, Rod’s parents are suing Four Loko. Accident- drinking associated
Lewis Fish, January, 22 2006, University of Georgia More Information Lewis died of drug and alcohol overdose in his dorm room, mixing a fatal dose of heroin and cocaine with alcohol.  Seven individuals, including four UGA students, were charged in connection to the investigation into his death. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Jenna Foellmi, December 14, 2007, Winona State  More Information Jenna was found dead in her apartment on the morning of December 14th. Police say she was seen consuming alcohol for much of the previous day. Police say she began drinking after taking her last final exam of the semester, then she attended several parties. The coroner said Jenna died of acute alcohol poisoning. Alcohol Poisoning
Wilson Waters Forrester, April 2, 2011, University of Arizona More Information Wilson was found unresponsive in his Fiji fraternity house and lost his life soon thereafter.   Tests showed significant alcohol and pharmaceutical drugs in his system. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Primas Foulks, 23, May 6, 2012, Bethune-Cookman University More Information Primas lost his life after passing out at a party.  Witnesses reported him drinking and then vomiting and in stress prior becoming unconscious.   Alcohol  Poisoning
Neala Frye, 23, February 17, 2013, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse More Information Neala lost her life after she fell into a ditch near railroad tracks after leaving a bar.  Tests showed her blood/alcohol level to be .17. Accident- drinking associated
Benjamin R. Fuder, 21, July 29, 2012, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater More Information Benjamin lost his life after falling into a quarry where he was found the next morning.  Before falling, he as seen in a video drinking at a bar.   His blood/alcohol value was measured to be between 0.1 to 0.2 with .008 being considered legally intoxicated. Accident- drinking associated
Billings Fuess IV, 22, January 18, 2012, University of South Carolina (recent student More Information Billings lost his life after with four others who were students at USC when the automobile in which he was riding crashed into an office building while traveling at 90 mph in a 40 mph zone.  The group was celebrating a birthday at various area bars.  The deceased student driver’s blood/alcohol level was measured at .157.  Others in the automobile also were intoxicated. Accident associated with drinking
Stephen M. Futey IV, January 14, 2009, Youngstown State University More Information Stephen was found unresponsive as result of an overdose of alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Justin Gaines, 18, November 2, 2007, Gainesville State College More Information Justin went to a nightclub with friends in Duluth, GA. He was last seen around 2 a.m. after he was unable to get a ride home.  Justin has been missing since and his fate is unknown. Missing
Nikolas Gallegos, October 7, 2007, Stephen F. Austin State University More Information Nikolas was at a gathering a on North University Drive. Too many beers caused Nik to collapse. His friends rushed him to the hospital.  He died from  from alcohol poisoning. Alcohol Poisoning
Franco Garcia, 21, February 22, 2012, Boston College More Information Franco was missing for seven weeks after leaving his friends after a night of drinking on February 22.  Friends at the bar said that Garcia had been drinking that night, but not to excess and didn’t appear drunk.  He was found in Boston Reservoir near campus in April. Accident associated with drinking
Michelle Gardner-Quinn, October 7, 2006, University of Vermont More Information Michelle was last seen on a Saturday night shortly after 2:30 a.m. walking back to campus after a night out at downtown bars with friends. Police said she was walking with a man whose cellphone she had borrowed. Brian Rooney,a the 37-year-old Richmond man, is charged with sexually assaulting and then killing Michelle after he loaned her his cell phone on Burlington's Main Street  Assault associated with drinking
Nicholas Garza,  February 5, 2008, Middlebury College   More Information Nick vanished and drowned in February and was found three months later.  Nick used a fake ID to buy alcohol Feb. 3, and the transaction was captured on surveillance cameras, Middlebury Police  said. Nick brought the drinks to share with five friends during a dorm-room gathering two nights later, the last time he was seen, Accident- drinking associated
Michael Gatto, 18, August 28, 2014, Georgia Southern More Information Michael lost his life as result being beaten unconscious in a bar fight outside a bar near campus which was frequented by students.  While reports have not attributed Michael’s sad fate to his alcohol use, the incident caused the issue of underage and student drinking to be addressed by the college and surrounding community Assault associated with drinking
David Gayle, September 25, 2010, Virginia Tech More Information David lost his life when he fell from the railing of a third-floor balcony at an off-campus apartment complex.  The medical examiner’s statement says he stopped breathing because of a head injury and severe inebriation. Accident- drinking associated
Julia Kathryn Gilbert, January 16, 2010, University of Oklahoma More Information After being missing for 2 days, Julia was found in her overturned car. Julia had been at a BCS National Championship watch party at a friend’s house. The State Medical Examiner determined that Julia had  ethyl alcohol concentrations of 0.14 percent in her liver and 0.24 percent in her brain. Accident- drinking associated
Raven Nicole Gileau, 19, April 25, 2010, Iowa State University More Information Raven was struck by a train early Sunday after drinking at an establishment near campus with friends. Accident- drinking associated
Everett Glenn 19, May 12, 2012, Lafayette College More Information Everett lost his life after drinking excessively while celebrating his 19th birthday.  The alcohol caused Everett to go into cardiac arrest.  In the party’s aftermath, 32 students were charged with various offenses, mostly relating to alcohol. Alcohol provoked health problem
Ricky Gonzales, 22, August 31, 2011, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire More Information Ricky was with a friend on a Wednesday night drinking at local bars when they were separated.  He was later found drowned in a river.  Test showed is blood alcohol content to be .19. Accident associated with drinking
Mary Beth Goodner, 22, March 17, 2011, Auburn University  More Information After falling down a stairwell, Mary Beth was found not breathing, slumped over and positioned between the spiral stairwell and a concrete wall. The medical examiner’s report stated that she was intoxicated at the time of the fall. Accident- drinking associated
Laura Ann Gorman, February 2006, Eckerd College More Information Laura was a passenger in a car driven by her friend attending the University of  South Florida.  After a night of drinking at a bar Laura was killed in a car accident.  Her friend faces jail time resulting from a DWI charge which resulted in a death. Accident while intoxicated
Brett Gould, November 04, 2007, Maine Maritime Academy More Information Speed and alcohol were factors in the crash in which Brett died Sunday night, according to  the Maine State Police. Two other 18-year-old men escaped serious injury in the accident.  Accident- drinking associated
Hannah Graham, 18, September 13, 2014, University of Virginia More Information Hannah lost her life by being abducted and murdered after leaving a party alone.  Hannah was missing for nearly a month before her body was found.  Hannah’s alleged murderer has been connected to another college student, Morgan Harrington, who was separated from her group and went missing, having also been abducted and murdered.  Both had left events involving drinking, thereby likely more vulnerable to abduction. Assault associated with drinking
Alexander Grant, March 6, 2011, Boston College/visiting Skidmore College More Information Alexander developed hypothermia in subfreezing temperatures and likely became disorientated after he left an off-campus party while visiting friends at Skidmore College.  Alexander then drowned in a creek where he was found two days later. Police reports said there were several hundred people attending the two parties. Accident- drinking associated
Matthew Grape, 21, September 15, 2011, Duke University More Information Matthew lost his life in an automobile accident where he was a passenger.  The driver, a Duke senior, was cited for driving under the influence.   Accident associated with drinking
Joseph Hunter Green, January 22, 2010, Southern Methodist University  More Information Joseph was found dead in the former Kappa Alpha fraternity house near campus.  The fraternity’s charter was revoked after repeated violations of campus rules regarding off-campus parties.   An autopsy found that Joseph died of a mixture of alcohol and muscle-relaxing and painkilling drugs. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Brett Griffin, November 8, 2008, University of Delaware More Information Paramedics were called to an off-campus house just before 3 a.m. where police found 18-year-old Brett in cardiac arrest and not breathing.  Brett had been attending a fraternity function at the Sigma Alpha Mu house that evening. He was a pledge member of the fraternity. Police believe the likely cause of death was an alcohol overdose. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Kristine Guest, February 6, 2005, Paul Smith's College More Information Kristine was a passenger on the snowmobile that crashed into Peter's Rock, a peninsula near a lake bonfire bonfire party. Accident associated with campus drinking
Stephen Guillermo, 26,  May 4, 2014, San Francisco University More Information Stephen lost his life after being shot by a neighbor.   After a night of drinking he attempted to enter the wrong apartments which was on a different floor than his, alarming the neighbor into the defensive action.    Accident- drinking associated
William Gwathmey, 20, September 19, 2014, George Washington University More Information William lost his life after consuming a lethal mix of cocaine, oxycodone and alcohol. He was found unresponsive in an off-campus apartment. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Blake Adam Hammontree, 19, September 30, 2004, University of Oklahoma More Information He was found dead Thursday morning in the residential area of the Sigma Chi fraternity house. Since Hammontree's death, OU President David Boren has said all social activities at the fraternity house would cease and that a supervisor will be placed in the house to assure compliance. Hammontree's death is the third confirmed alcohol-related death at U.S. colleges this fall. Alcohol Poisoning
Scott A. Hams, 23, April 5, 2008, University of Wisconsin-Stout More Information A smoky house fire near a University of Wisconsin campus killed three students who never made it out of the rooms where they were sleeping early Saturday, even though neighbors said they heard alarms.  As part of the investigation, the police conducted multiple interviews in an attempt to re-create what took place before the fire. They learned was that all three had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Accident- drinking associated
John Hunter Hauck, May 3, 2010, Colorado State University More Information John partied with some friends at an off-campus house Sunday night. Police believe he was drinking beer, smoking marijuana and possibly using prescription drugs.   John’s roommates found his body at their northwest Fort Collins home Monday afternoon.  Tests showed John's blood/alcohol level to be .212. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Brian Jason Hardin, 27, April 16, 2008, University of Kentucky More Information Brian  was walking near the intersection of Woodland Avenue and Maxwell Street when he fell about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday after a night out with friends at a nearby bar.. Hardin was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital, where he died 10 hours later from a traumatic brain injury. Accident- drinking associated
Morgan Harrington, 20, October, 2009,  Virginia Tech More Information Morgan had temporally left a Metallica concert alone.  When denied reentry, Morgan attempted to return to campus but was not seen again for months.  After a lengthy and public search, her body was found in a field in January.   Police reported that Morgan had been drinking at the concert. Violence- drinking associated
Benjamin Harris, July 13, 2010, University of Idaho More Information Benjamin was found unconscious in his fraternity house and later died of alcohol poisoning.  Benjamin was reported to have had as many as 15 shots in two-and-a-half hours as he celebrated his 21st birthday. Alcohol Poisoning
Anthony Harris, 17, January 30, 2011, Michigan State University (Underage non-students at party held by MSU students) More Information Anthony and other high school students attended a party near Michigan State hosted by two Michigan State students and a friend who attended a nearby community college.  After the party, the high school driver who had been drinking at the party crashed the car.  Anthony and two other high school attendees lost their lives in the accident.  The three college student hosts pleaded guilty to conspiracy to contribute to the delinquency of minors. Accident- drinking associated
Kelsey Christine Harris, 23, January 18, 2012, University of South Carolina More Information Kelsey lost her life after with four others when the automobile in which she was riding crashed into an office building while traveling at 90 mph in a 40 mph zone.  The group was celebrating Kelsey’s birthday at various area bars.  The deceased student driver’s blood/alcohol level was measured at .157.  Others in the automobile also were intoxicated Accident associated with drinking
Eric Harrison, 21, August 12, 2013, West Texas A&M University (after a party associated with summer theater) More Information Eric lost his life when the car in which he was a passenger passed through a stop sign and went into the path of a truck.  Two other West Texas A&M students and two others also died in the accident.   The group was returning from an end-of-season party for a summer theatre group.  The toxicology report shows that the student driver had a blood alcohol level more than double the amount consider legally intoxicated. Accident- drinking associated
Michael Hartnett, 18, October 4, 2014, Central Michigan University More Information Michael lost his life after separating from friends who were together after a ruby game.   His body was found in a pond.  The medical examiner determined that he drowned while intoxicated. Accident- drinking associated
Thomas Ryan Hauser, 23,  September 19, 2004, Virginia Tech More Information Thomas' friends carried him back from a bar and put him on his right side on the living room floor to let him sleep it off. His roommates thought he was still sleeping it off when they found him on the floor the next morning, but he had died during the early morning hours,  Two other college students were hospitalized over the weekend for alcohol poisoning, but both recovered.  Alcohol Poisoning
Dalton Eli Hawkins, April  24 , 2009, University of Kansas More Information Dalton was found dead outside a dorm on campus.  On Thursday night, Dalton accompanied other fraternity members on a bus trip to go see a Kansas City Wizards game. He said there had been some drinking on the bus as it left for the game. Dalton had consumed alcohol before he fell to his death from the three-story Watkins Scholarship Hall. Accident- drinking associated
Rich Hegerich, November 21, 2004, University of New Hampshire More Information Rich was walking home from a party when struck by a car driven another student who had been drinking at another party near campus. The accident happened just outside the UNH campus.  Accident- drinking associated
Megan Helal, 19, March 21, 2010, Navarro College (Visiting Baylor University) More Information Megan, a student at Navarro College,  had attended a Sigma Chi fraternity party at Baylor University with her boyfriend. The two also visited a bar where there was underage drinking.  At her boyfriend’s home early next morning, Megan was gasping for breath.  She later died at the hospital. Alcohol Poisoning
Michael Heney, 20, December 31, 2012, University of Missouri  More Information Michael lost his life when he fell while attending a New Years Eve party.  The coroner reported that the apnea that cost him is life was caused by a combination of his severe concussion and alcohol intoxication. Accident- drinking associated
Danroy Henry, Jr., 20,  October 17, 2010,  Pace University student More Information Hours after playing in the homecoming football game, Danroy and two other young men were in a car parked in a fire lane outside Finnegan's Grill waiting for another friend. A police officer responding to an incident outside the bar asked him to move the car. As Henry complied and only moved a few feet, the police officer yelled stop. Then another officer jumped in front of the car and fired his weapon.  Danroy lost his life from the shots fired by the police.  Danroy’s parents and the police differ on the circumstances resulting in Danroy’s death.   Toxicology tests showed that Danroy’s blood-alcohol level was .13. Altercation with police with alcohol a contributing factor
Jennifer Herschkowitz, May 4, 2007, Quinnipiac University More Information At 10:30 p.m. April 28 Jennifer was crossing Whitney Avenue near the intersection of Sherman Avenue. She was struck by a car.  She was found to be legally intoxicated Accident while intoxicated
Victoria Hickman, 18, November 27, 2006, York College of Pennsylvania.                   More Information Victoria Hickman died of alcohol poisoning at a dry campus. Her blood-alcohol level was 0.33 percent Alcohol Poisoning
Eirin Anne Hicks, 24, May 3, 2011, Texas State University More Information Three students jumped or fell out of a dormitory window early on a Tuesday morning.  One was hospitalized and Eirin was fatally injured.  Investigators found that alcohol was being served at a gathering in the dorm and a student was charged with or making alcoholic beverages available to minors. Accident- drinking associated
Caitlin L. Higgins, 21, January 1, 2009, University of Wisconsin Stout More Information Caitlin and Martin Platek were riding a snowmobile  across a lake at a very high rate of speed when he hit the shoreline, went airborne and crashed into an aluminum dock that was pulled onto the shore.  Investigators said both speed and alcohol are likely factors in the tragedy. Accident- drinking associated
Ross Higuchi, 19, April 19, 2011, University of Northern Colorado More Information Ross lost his life when he jumped from a second-floor fraternity balcony during a dispute after having been drinking. Accident- drinking associated
Michael Alexander Hoffman, 21, August 30, 2011, University of Colorado More Information Michael Alexander Hoffman was a student in the College of Arts and Sciences. His death is believed to be the first apparent alcohol death of a CU student since Gordie Bailey died in 2004 after a hazing ritual by his fraternity.   Test showed Michael had had lethal amounts of alcohol and painkillers in his system. Alcohol Poisoning
Lucas Homan, 21, September 30, 2006, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse More Information Lucus was reported missing on a Saturday night and was found Monday morning having drowned in the Mississippi River.   His blood-alcohol level was 0.32 Accident- drinking associated
John Hoover, 20, May 15, 2011, University of Maryland More Information John lost his life in an automobile accident.   The intoxicated driver was a student at James Madison University.  Two others lost their lives in the crash.  The group had attended two parties prior to the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Hayley Howard, 19, March 2, 2014, University of New Orleans More Information Hayley lost her life after her car drove off the road and into a waterway near the highway. Hayley was driving home but first had a few drinks with friends before leaving the campus.  Witnesses told police that she was last seen intoxicated when leaving campus in her car Accident- drinking associated
Kenneth Hummel, 18, October 27, 2012, Washington State University  More Information Kenneth was found unresponsive in a dorm where he was visiting, a victim of alcohol poisoning. Kenneth’s blood alcohol level was tested at 0.40. Alcohol  Poisoning
Matthew Hurlbutt, 22, April 4, 2010, California Polytechnic More Information Matthew lost his life when stuck by a pick-up truck while walking on the highway.   Matthew had what was described as high levels of marijuana and cocaine in his blood as well as alcohol. Accident- drinking associated
Robert M. Hurt, 21, March 9, 2008, Bradley University More Information 21-year-old Bradley University student Robert Hurt died after police say his friend 19-year-old Brandon Gish pushed him into the street when the two were playing around.  Police say the accident was alcohol related.  Hurt's preliminary blood-alcohol content was 0.197 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Abigail Isabela, October 20, 2005, University of California-Santa Barbara More Information Abigail Isabela was not wearing a seatbelt when she was ejected from the car, driven by 19-year-old Santa Barbara City College student who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and felony vehicular manslaughte. Three other passengers in the car were also transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for observation and treatment. Accident associated with drinking
William Jacobson, 19, April 28, 2008, Ithaca College More Information William was last seen between 3:30–4:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, in the backyard of a home  in the City of Ithaca. William had attended a party at that address and was last seen walking  back to his room in on campus.  New York State Police divers found William's body in a pond less than a 10th of a mile from the college's public safety building. Accident- drinking associated
Sydne Jacoby, 19, November 19, 2012, University of Massachusetts More Information Sydne lost her life from a fall while walking with friends at night.  She was drinking prior to the fall. Accident- drinking associated
Bradley Jameson, 18, September 15, 2007, University of Mississippi More Information Bradley fell from a tree while retrieving a football outside a fraternity house at 345AM.  Test showed his blood/alcohol level to be twice the legal limit for driving. Accident- drinking associated
Amanda Jax,  October 30, 2007, Minnesota State University, Mankato More Information Amanda, a former student, returned to Mankato to celebrate her 21st birthday with friends with whom she had attended college. Amanda was taken to a friend's off-campus apartment after becoming intoxicated. When the friends woke up in the morning, they found Jacks unresponsive and called 911. Alcohol Poisoning
Jonathan G. "Jay "Jeffrey, 21, March 14, 2010, Duke University More Information Jonathan lost his life from an accidental overdose of opiate drugs and was discovered by his brother, sitting up in his bed with his computer still on his lap.   See his page for full statement from his father. Drug Overdose
Derek Kyle Jensen, 23, October 27, 2007, University of Nevada, Reno More Information Police said Taukitoku, Manu and two teen relatives crashed a party at a Heatheridge Lane home rented by UNR students. Authorities said the shootings stemmed from Taukitoku bumping into UNR basketball player Tyrone Hanson on the dance floor, resulting in their beating of Hanson.  "Then, shots rang out, and three boys were dead."  Drinking associated assault 
Jesse Jensen, 23, January 23, 2014, University of Wisconsin-Stout More Information Jessie lost her live after she was found unresponsive in her room.   Tests determined that she had a mix of oxycodone, morphine and alcohol in her system. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
 Jamail Johnson, 25, February 6, 2011, Youngstown State University  More Information Jamail was shot and killed and 11 others were wounded when two men reportedly opened fire on an Omega Psi Phi fraternity party. Assault associated with drinking
Charles Edward "Tre" Jones III, 20, April 5, 2012, University of Alabama More Information Tre Jones lost his life when he drowned during a riverboat party hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.   Tre’s cause of death was determined to be drowning and acute alcohol intoxication, and a toxicology report showed his blood alcohol content to be .133. Accident- drinking associated
Kyle Joswiak, 22, March 17, 2010, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire More Information Kyle lost his life after falling from an elevated walkway onto a parking lot.  Kyle had a blood-alcohol level of 0.257 percent at the time of activities prior to his fall. Accident- drinking associated
Tyler Jacob Karolczyk, 19, November 12, 2011, Clemson University More Information Tyler lost his life after drinking at a Friday night party in his off-campus apartment.  His blood alcohol level was .267. Alcohol Poisoning
Jafar B. Karzoun, 20, May 1, 2010, University of Connecticut More Information Jafar died a week after being stuck by an intoxicated nonstudent who was attending UCONN’s annual Spring Weekend.   This event has developed over the years to where more restrictions and oversight were placed on the events during the past several years, however, both students and area youth continue to regard the event as a time for unrestricted partying.  Many arrests and injuries occur, however, Jafar unfortunately paid the ultimate price. Assault associated with drinking
Jason Keiran, 20, September 17, 2010, Florida State University More Information Thinking that the safety was engaged, Jason accidentally shot himself in the head while playing with handgun.  Jason’s parents learned that the incident occurred after 30 hours of partying. Jason had ingested at least three cans of Four Loko, and that the drink caused him to become "manic and erratic." Accident- drinking associated
Meredith Kenneff, 20,  March 12, 2005, Duquesne University                          More Information Sorority member collapsed at an off-campus party.  She apparently was drinking for much of he day. Alcohol Poisoning
Melissa Kennon, November 7, 2014, San Diego State University More Information Melissa lost her life after falling about 50 feet from the roof of a building where she was reported to be drinking with a friend. Accident- drinking associated
Christopher Kernich, 23, November 21, 2009, Kent State University More Information Christopher lost his life in an “unprovoked” attack by three Akron students who were attending a fraternity party in Kent that night. The confrontation occurred after the three left the party and almost hit Christopher’s group with their car.  Alcohol surely fueled the confrontation.  The attackers spent the night and the morning prior to the attack drinking 100-proof vodka and beer while partying in Kent according to testimony.  Violence- drinking associated
Babur Z. Khalique, September 19, 2009, Boston University More Information Babur fell from a third floor apartment balcony after drinking alcohol through the day and evening. Accident- drinking associated
Warren Kimber IV, 20, January 31, 2009, Hobart and William Smith College More Information Warren lived on campus, but he was found dead at the residence of a friend. Authorities said several lacrosse players were at a party at the house the night before Kimber was found. Neighbors of the house where Kimber was found said there had been a party the night before. Accident associated with drinking
Khalil King, 19, August 27, 2010, Cornell University More Information Khalil lost his life when he fell over 200 feet into Fall Creek Gorge in the early morning hours after a night of partying.   A friend was quoted: “[King] was a heavy cannabis smoker and would binge drink with the rest of us on the weekends and I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that this was a tragic accident likely caused by those substances.” Accident- drinking associated
Troy Alan Kinser, 23, November 22, 2014, Tri-County Technical College More Information Troy lost his life in an automobile accident.  The Coroner reported that alcohol and speed were factors in the crash Accident- drinking associated
Alexandra Kogut, 18, September 29, 2012, State University of New York College at Brockport More Information Alexandra and her boy friend were drinking at a friend’s house when the boyfriend claimed that she was rude to him.  Alexandra lost her life after leaving the party where in her room the boyfriend punched her repeatedly and "just snapped, a beating which cost her life.  While walking to her room, the boy friend received a citation for an open alcohol container. Alcohol Enhanced Violence 
Caitlyn Kovacs, 19, September 21, 2014, Rutgers University More Information Caitlyn lost her life after being brought to the hospital by her friends after being in distress while attending what was described as a small gathering at a fraternity house.  The medical examiner determined the cause to be alcohol poisoning. Alcohol Poisoning
Noah Krom, 22, June 6, 2009, University of California Santa Barbara More Information A week prior to graduating, Noah and friends celebrated by drinking heavily in downtown Santa Barbara.  After exiting a cab bringing him home, Noah hopped a fence without realizing that the other side was a cliff.  Noah’s blood alcohol level was .257 at the time. Accident- drinking associated
Pravesh Kumar, May 6, 2007, Texas A&M More Information Two students found in the apartment  complex's swimming pool. Kingsville police have not determined the cause of their deaths, but police Chief Ricardo Torres said Sunday the deaths appeared to be accidental and that evidence indicated both men had been consuming alcohol Accident while intoxicated
Patrick Kycia, September 23, 2005, Minnesota State University-Moorhead    More Information Patrick Kycia was found dead five days after a fraternity party.  HIs body was found five days later in the Red River where he drowned.  Test showed a blood/alcohol level of  .17.  Six were arrested for supplying alcohol to minors  Accident while intoxicated
Jonathan Lacina, 21, January, 22, 2010, Iowa State University More Information Jonathan was last seen leaving a friend’s apartment at 9:30 one evening after attending a party where alcohol was served.  He remained missing until mid-April when his body was found in an abandoned campus farm building.   Accident- drinking associated
Kyle Lamb, 20, March 7, 2013, Lansing Community College More Information Kyle was found unresponsive while on spring break near Panama City, FL.  Authorities attributed his death to alcohol positioning from a night of partying.     Alcohol Poisoning
Brandon A. Landau, 19, March 4, 2012, Illinois Wesleyan University More Information Friends found Brandon unresponsive and partially in a creek during a Sigma Pi fraternity gathering where the group rented cabins inside a park.  A forensic pathologist determined that Brandon lost his life from hypothermia with acute alcohol intoxication as contributing factor. Accident associated with drinking
Kelly Laughery, 20, December 3, 2005, Iowa State University                       More Information A fellow ISU student who was driving drunk hit her and drove away. Accident associated with campus drinking
Cara Lee, February 28, 2010, Orange Coast College More Information Cara lost her life on Valentine’s Day when another student driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.17 slammed into the car in which she was riding. The intoxicated driver has been charged with second degree murder in the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Sean Leonard, 19, March 13, 2011, State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota More Information Sean lost his life when he crashed his automobile while traveling at an estimated 99 miles per hour.  Three passengers including Sean’s younger sister also lost their lives in the accident. Sean was driving after leaving a party celebrating his 19th birthday.  Sean had alcohol and marijuana in his system according to tests which showed that his blood alcohol level ranged from 0.01 to 0.03 percent.  Recognizing the dangers of underage drinking, Florida has a zero tolerance law for drivers under 21 whereas a blood alcohol level of .02 or higher automatically results in suspension of their Florida drivers license. Accident associated with drinking
Samuel Levine, 22, March 19, 2013, University of California More Information Samuel lost his life in Mexico on spring break while climbing to his hotel room from the outside when the structure on which he was supported collapsed.  His friends confirmed to investigators that he had been drinking prior to the climb. Accident- drinking associated
Madison Minor Lewis, 19, December 8, 2011, Southern Union Community College More Information Madison lost his life in a automobile crash.   The 19 year-old student driver was charged with driving under the influence. Accident associated with drinking
James Liegl, July 5, 2007, UW-Eau Claire More Information James died when struck by a train just after crashing is car into a cement barrier near the tracks.  James  blood alcohol level was .274 at time of the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Alan Sun-Long Lin, February 5, 2011, UC Riverside More Information Alan disappeared after leaving a Bar and Grill about 1 a.m.  He was found floating in Newport Harbor eight days later. Test showed Alan’s blood alcohol content ranged from .16% to .19%. Accident- drinking associated
Tami Ann Lindemulder, 18, September 17, 2011, Aquinas College  More Information Tami lost her life in an automobile accident while driving after leaving a party.  Her blood-alcohol was measured to be .30-percent.  Six people were charged with misdemeanor charges for providing alcohol to a teenager. Accident associated with drinking
Griffen James Lollis, May 15, 2007, Lander University More Information Four people were charged with assault after authorities said they wrote sexually explicit statements on Griffen who passed out at a party and later died in a drunken driving crash.  Accident- drinking associated
Sandra J. Lommen, 20, December 10, 2014, Bemidji State University More Information Sandra lost her live after being found unconscious in the woods early on a frozen morning.  Sandra lost her way after leaving a party alone.  She fell into a creek through thin ice and crawled to shore but eventually fell unconscious in the woods.  Investigations are underway for those who supplied the alcohol at the gathering. Accident- drinking associated
Vaibhev Loomba, 20, November 9, 2014, University of California at Davis More Information Vaibhev lost his life at a fraternity party University of California at Berkeley.  The coroner’s office reported that he died from alcohol poisoning. Alcohol Poisoning
Milanca Lopez (nonstudent) and six-year old son, Xavier, May 18, 2012, University of California-Berkeley (Intoxicated student driver) More Information Milanca and Xavier lost their lives when the car in which they were riding crashed.  The driver was Milanca’s boyfriend who was a graduate student.   The boyfriend had a blood/alcohol level of  at least .16. Accident- drinking associated
Maury Lorence, 22,  October 12, 2014, Nebraska Wesleyan University More Information Maury lost his life after being struck by a vehicle while walking along an interstate highway.  Murray was on a “party bus” rented by another student but was separated from the bus after it stopped at a truck stop.  His blood alcohol level tested to be .245. Accident- drinking associated
Yeardley Love, May 3, 2010, University of Virginia More Information Yeardley lost her life after being assaulted by a male student while apparently rejecting advances to continue a prior relationship.   The assailant had a history of violence associated with excessive use of alcohol.   Widely this widely publicized tragedy, the University and area and national media scrutinized the often deadly consequences of acquiescing to the excessive use of alcohol on many college campuses.    Assault associated with drinking
James Lowder, 18, November 15, 2013, Chico State More Information James lost his life when hit by a train after leaving a party.  His blood/alcohol level was measured to be .20. Accident- drinking associated
Samantha Loy, 18, February 1, 2009, Mesa State More Information Samantha died when her car rolled over while likely texting.  She had recently been pulled over suspected of DUI, but was allowed to continue.  The extent of alcohol impairment is still to be determined.  Accident associated with drinking
Garrett Luce, 19, November 4, 2012,  Texas A&M More Information Garrett lost his life when he as hit by a train early on a Sunday morning.  Garrett’s blood alcohol content was 0.23 at the time of the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Amy Luong, 21, August 7, 2011, De Anza College   (Accident involving San Jose State student) More Information Amy lost her live when struck by an intoxicated driver who was a student was San Jose State University at the time.   The driver was traveling the wrong way on a road that Amy was crossing.   The driver’s blood alcohol content was .15.   He received a sentence of six years in prison. Accident associated with drinking
Devin Lurain, 19, October 26, 2007, Florida Gulf Coast University More Information Devin, a first-year student majoring in pre-management, was found dead in his dorm room early Friday afternoon by his roommate. He died accidentally from "acute ethanol and oxycodone toxicity," essentially partying too hard the previous night with friends. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.376, and also had traces of marijuana in his system.  Alcohol Poisoning
Dylan Lyford, 19, February 14, 2009, University of Maine More Information Dylan attended a party at a residence that started Saturday night and carried over into Sunday morning, where police confirmed that he was drinking.  Between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Lyford was found at the bottom of a flight of stairs leading into the base-ment and was brought back upstairs to the apartment. Dylan Lyford died of serious bleeding from a skull fracture. Accident- drinking associated
Kevin MacDonald, 21, June 14, 2008, University of Washington More Information Kevin tumbled from his third-floor fraternity bedroom last month and sustained fatal head injuries.  An officer concluded that MacDonald, a junior at the University of Washington, had been out drinking and could easily have slipped and fallen while climbing the ladder to his top bunk at Alpha Sigma Phi just before 4:30 a.m. Accident- drinking associated
Craig Macfie, 24, November 19, 2011, University of Oregon More Information Craig lost his life when struck by a car driven by an intoxicated UO student.  Craig was a championship level skier from Scotland attending UO. Accident- drinking associated
Timothy MacLeod, September 13, 2008, Roger Williams University More Information Timothy died when he was thrown from a car driven by his friend after he lost control of his car while traveling north over the Mt. Hope Bridge at about 11:30 p.m.  Police said the friend was driving drunk when he lost control of his Subaru, slammed into the walls on either side of the bridge and collided with an oncoming car. Accident- drinking associated
Conor F. MacMannis, 20, November 15, 2013, Penn State More Information Conor lost his life after falling from an apartment balcony during a party.  Police said drugs and alcohol were factors, possibly exacerbating Conor’s grief after losing his brother eight months earlier since Conor was alone when he fell Accident- drinking associated
Harsha Maddula, 18, September 22, 2012, Northwestern University More Information Harsha lost his life from drowning in a harbor after last being seen leaving from a party.   Harsha was missing for 5 days.  His blood alcohol content was measured to be about 1.5 times the .08 level at which it is illegal to drive a car. Accident- drinking associated
Marissa Madrid, 22, April 28, 2013, Chico State University More Information Marissa lost her life when she fell from a tree in a recreational area early in the morning. Madrid was on a branch about 20 feet off the ground when she lost her balance, fell and struck her head on concrete. A companion told police she had been drinking in downtown bars earlier in the evening.  Her blood/alcohol level was tested to be .11. Accident- drinking associated
Vijay Mahadevan, May 6, 2007, Texas A&M More Information Two students found in the apartment complex's swimming pool. Kingsville police have not determined the cause of their deaths, but police Chief Ricardo Torres said Sunday the deaths appeared to be accidental and that evidence indicated both men had been consuming alcohol Accident while intoxicated
Ryan Maher, January 15, 2009, St. Thomas Aquinas College More Information Ryan died in an automobile accident after drinking in a bar with his friend. Accident associated with drinking
Lauren Mahon, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina More Information A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent.  Lauren did not have alcohol in her system. Accident- drinking associated
Wilson “Willie” Maldonado, November 10, 2006, LaSalle University More Information Wilson died after driving the wrong way on eastbound I-76; he slammed his car into oncoming traffic.  He was driving while under the influence of alcohol. Accident while intoxicated
Brett Malmquist, 21, October 18, 2011, Lincoln College More Information Brett was found unresponsive in his dorm by a friend.  Test showed that Brett had consumed high amounts of alcohol prior to his death. His system also contained moderate levels of heroin, codeine, Dramamine, marijuana and Benadryl.  Brett's blood/alcohol level was three times the legal limit for driving. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Sierra Markee-Winkler, 20, May 5, 2014, University of California-Santa Barbara More Information Sierra lost her life when she fell from a cliff onto a beach.  The area was the scene of frequent unruly gatherings and parties.  Sierra’s blood/alcohol concentration was .25 at the time of the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Patrick Martin, 23, April 5, 2011, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee More Information Patrick lost his life when he fell down a set of stairs while partying at a friend's house.  Prior to the fatal injury Patrick reportedly became heavily intoxicated drinking whiskey and beer.  His alcohol blood content was measured at .268.   Accident- drinking associated
Jody Martyniak, January 22, 2006, Bridgewater State College More Information Two Bridgewater State College students were arrested in the stabbing death of an alumnus outside a popular local bar last week, officials said, in a crime that had spread fear across the normally quiet campus. Assault associated with drinking
Francis J. Marx V,  May 20, 2004, Involving University of Rhode Island students More Information Francis was in Newport to attend a Wheaton College-sponsored formal dance with his girlfriend. After the dance, Marx and his friends headed downtown to go to a club when they got into a fight with some URI students in town for a pub crawl. Marx either fell or was pushed into Thames Street and run over by a charter bus carrying URI students back to campus.  Francis' blood-alcohol content was .249. He would have consumed 17 to 18 drinks to reach that level.   Assault associated with drinking
Yaara Mashmoor, 21, November 3, 2011, Ohio University More Information Yaara lost her life after being found unresponsive around 3 a.m.  Tests showed that she died from "acute methadone and alcohol intoxication." Alcohol Poisoning
Samuel Harris Mason, 20, October 15, 2010, Radford University More Information Samuel had attended a party at the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house on a Thursday night which lasted into Friday morning.  Samuel’s friends walked him to a residence and put him in the bed "to sleep off the intoxication," Samuel’s lifeless body was found around noon, Friday. Alcohol  Poisoning
Alfonso Mata, 20,  December 14, 2013, Sam Houston State University More Information Alfonso lost his life in an automobile accident in which he was a passenger. Two other students also died in the crash.   The driver who was a fellow student had a blood/alcohol level measured to be .21. Accident- drinking associated
Bryant Mata-Adams, 19, January 28, 2014, Chico State More Information Bryant lost his life in an automobile crash in which one other student died and left the 18 year old driver in critical condition.  The driver’s blood alcohol content level was .06 percent and he a "significant" amount of marijuana in his blood stream at the time. Accident- drinking associated
Sean Matti, 22, July 3, 2011, Purdue University More Information Sean was reported missing on a Sunday afternoon while swimming with friends.  He was found in the water the following Tuesday morning.  Witnesses reported that Sean was drinking that afternoon. Accident- drinking associated
Naomi McClendon, 18, March 30, 2014, Arizona State University More Information Naomi lost her life after falling from a 10th floor balcony.  A surveillance video showed that she was clearly intoxicated prior to entering a friend’s apartment where the balcony was located.   Naomi had attended a party held by a banned fraternity where binge drinking was encouraged prior to her tragic end. Accident- drinking associated
Brian Joseph McCloskey, 18, November 10, 2005, Virginia Tech More Information Brian lost his life five days after being hit by an automobile driven by an intoxicated student.  The driver, attending a party close to the party that Brian was attending, was transporting students between parties.    Accident associated with drinking
Rhiannon McCuish, 21, February 24, 2007, Boston University More Information Rhiannon died in a fire in off-campus housing.  The fire was caused by a candle left lit after a power outage; it also followed a small party in the apartment, neighbors said. Accident associated with drinking
Joseph M. McGowan, 21, November 1, 2014, University of Wyoming More Information Joseph lost his life from injuries sustained in a fight that took place at an off-campus residence during a party. Media reports stated that alcohol likely fueled the altercation. Assault associated with drinking
Brian McGrath, 22. January 18, 2012, University of South Carolina More Information Brian lost his life after with four others when the automobile in which he was driving crashed into an office building while traveling at 90 mph in a 40 mph zone.  The group was celebrating Kelsey’s birthday at various area bars.  The Brian’s blood/alcohol level was measured at .157.  Others in the automobile also were intoxicated. Accident associated with drinking
Haeley N. McGuire, 18, May 15, 2011, University of South Carolina (HS Grad-to attend SC)  More Information Haeley lost her life in an automobile accident.   The intoxicated driver was a student at James Madison University.  Two others lost their lives in the crash.  The group had attended two parties prior to the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Caitlyn McLeod Price, 19, April 24, 2010, Appalachian State University (During trip home visiting friend attending nearby Lenoir-Rhyne University)- More Information Caitlyn attended a party with a friend during a visit home from college.  After being left with her car after the party, Caitlyn lost her life when her car crash taking a turn too fast.  Her blood/alcohol level was .04.   A student from a nearby university was arrested for providing alcohol to minors. Accident- drinking associated
Brian McMillen, 22, November 21, 2009, Michigan State More Information Brian was found unresponsive in his fraternity house bed at about 5 a.m early Saturday morning.  Brianand others had been "hanging out" Friday night and had been drinking.  Authorities believe alcohol was a likely contributing factor with possible health issues also a factor. Alcohol Poisoning
Amy Meron (nonstudent), February 6, 2010, Sam Houston State University (Student driver-DUI) More Information Amy lost her life when an intoxicated Sam Houston student drove the wrong way and crashed into Amy’s car.  Amy’s son and two of his friends were also in her car but fortunately survived.  The student driver’s blood-alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit, measured at .30. Accident associated with drinking
Sarah Merritt, March 21, 2007, Ohio University More Information Sarah fell from a fifth-floor hotel balcony at the Hilton Head and died from head injuries. She had an elevated alcohol level, and that it was believed alcohol contributed to her death. Accident while intoxicated
Desiree Mesolella, 19, June 22, 2008, Adelphi University   More Information Desiree was riding with her friend on Long Island, near campus.  The driver was arrested  and charged with second-degree manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated among other charges. Accident- drinking associated
Craig Meyers, 21, February 14, 2010, Western Technical College More Information Craig was missing after attending a wedding reception at a La Crosse bowling alley, and visiting two bars on a Saturday night. A bloodhound tracked Craig’s' scent to river, where police found footprints leading out to the icy river.  Craig was determined to have had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit. Accident- drinking associated
Patricia Miguel, 30 (nonstudent), October 27, 2009,  Hit by Cal State-Fullerton student More Information Sally Miguel, 44, and her passenger, Patricia Miguel, 30, both died of injuries suffered when their 2009 Chevy Silverado was hit head-on by a vehicle driven by Jessica Shekell, a student at Cal State-Fullerton.  Ms. Shekell was charges with DUI when her blood alcohol level was determined to be .26 percent approximately 45 minutes after the collision. Accident- drinking associated
Sally Miguel, 44 (nonstudent), October 27, 2009,  Hit by Cal State-Fullerton student More Information Sally Miguel, 44, and her passenger, Patricia Miguel, 30, both died of injuries suffered when their 2009 Chevy Silverado was hit head-on by a vehicle driven by Jessica Shekell, a student at Cal State-Fullerton.  Ms. Shekell was charges with DUI when her blood alcohol level was determined to be .26 percent approximately 45 minutes after the collision. Accident- drinking associated
Tony Lee Miller, 22, January 13, 2008, South Central College More Information  Tony's death has been ruled accidental due to acute alcohol poisoning. His blood-alcohol concentration  was .435. Alcohol Poisoning
Daniel Miller, 23, April 25, 2009, University of Idaho  More Information Daniel Miller Miller died after a night of drinking. Daniel and a group of friends began in a bar and later played drinking games in an appartment.  Daniel had a blood alcohol level of .45. Alcohol Poisoning
Andrew Monroe, 19, March 13, 2011, Florida Gulf Coast University (on Spring Break) More Information Andrew lost his life in an automobile where his 19 year old friend was traveling at an estimated 99 miles per hour.  Two other passengers and the driver also lost their lives in the accident. The college student driver had alcohol and marijuana in his system according to tests which showed that his blood alcohol level ranged from 0.01 to 0.03 percent.  Recognizing the dangers of underage drinking, Florida has a zero tolerance law for drivers under 21 whereas a blood alcohol level of .02 or higher automatically results in suspension of their Florida drivers license. Accident associated with drinking
Jessica Moreno, 20, July 22, 2011, Mount St. Mary's College (LA) More Information Jessica was found unresponsive mid morning following a night of drinking at a house party.   Accident associated with drinking
Kara Morgan, September 12, 2009, University of Kansas More Information Kara’s car was struck by another car driving the wrong way on the highway.  While the intoxicated driver of the other car was primarily responsible for the tragedy, the police concluded that the intoxication level of both drivers were contributors to the accident.  Accident- drinking associated
David Mueller, 19, July 19, 2009, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs More Information David was a passenger in a car that crashed in where the car ended up on its roof in a field alongside the road. The intoxicated student driver survived the crash.  Authorities determined speed and alcohol were factors and the driver faced charges. Accident- drinking associated
Sean Thomas Murawske, 18, January 11, 2014, Alma College More Information Sean was reported missing after leaving an off-campus party.   He was found two days later after losing his life to hypothermia contributed to by his being intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.115. Accident- drinking associated
Cliffton Murove, September 11, 2010, Drake University More Information Cliffton, a Zimbabwe native, died after falling off an apartment balcony.  His companions said he was intoxicated at the time of the fall. Accident- drinking associated
Luke Murphy, 19, March 30, 2009, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee More Information  A lethal combination of alcohol and a prescription drug - Suboxone - likely played a role in Luke's death who was found dead Monday in a dorm suite. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Sean Murphy, March 13, 2013, Union College More Information Sean lost his life in an automobile accident in which he was a passenger.  The driver was tested and had a blood/alcohol level of .20 at the time of the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Bradley Murray, 25, October 8, 2010, Kansas State University More Information Bradley was last seen by friends around 12:50 a.m. on Oct. 8, outside of a sports bar. He was found around 1:30 a.m. on a  nearby street and brought to a health center with a head injury.  Bradley lost his life four days later.  Further investigation determined that he suffered the injuries from a fall.  Bradley had a blood alcohol content level of .262. Accident- drinking associated
Daniel Myers, 22, August 27, 2008, University of Wisconsin More Information Daniel died in a car that crashed into a tree.  Alcohol and speed were "significant contributing factors" to the crash that killed three UW-Madison students. Accident- drinking associated
Andre Narcisse, 19, November 1, 2009, Yale University   More Information Andre was found unresponsive in his suite at Branford College, one of the Yale's residential colleges.  His death was shown to be caused by multiple drug toxicity, which may include alcohol. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Marcus Nelson, 21, June 17, 2011, (Enrolled at Butte College, but not yet student) (Intoxicated driver attended Chico State University More Information Marcus lost his life in an automobile accident.  Marcus was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a Chico State student whose blood/alcohol level was three times the legal limit.  A Butte College student also lost his life in the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Jennifer "Jenna" Ness, 20, June 29, 2010, University of Montana More Information Jennifer lost her life after she slipped and fell 25 feet from a building in downtown Missoula after celebrating the birthdays of two friends.  She was scaling a fire escape and was trying to climb atop a roof behind two downtown bars when she fell and landed on her head.  Friends reported that Jennifer had been drinking before the risky climb. Accident- drinking associated
Rune Thode Nielsen, December 21, 2010, Stanford University More Information Rune lost his life in an early morning automobile accident.  Police reported that his blood/alcohol level was 2 ½ times the legal limit for intoxication. Accident- drinking associated
Jackie Nilsson, October 21, 2005, Bridgewater State College More Information A Toyota Camry racing down Spring Street  plowed into three friends waiting outside the popular pub near campus for a shuttle bus to take them home after celebrating a birthday.  Jacqueline was thrown 30 feet into the air and was dead when she arrived the Hospital. The driver, 19, prosecutors say had a blood alcohol level 11 times the legal limit for someone her age, high enough to make the average-sized adult black out.  Accident- drinking associated
Erik Nistad, April 11, 2009, Penn State More Information Erik was killed instantly when he crashed a car into a tree. He was driving under the influence of alcohol with a .20 percent blood alcohol. Accident- drinking associated
Kelly Nolan, 22, June 22, 2007, University of Wisconsin-Madison More Information Kelly disappeared in early morning after a night of bar-hopping with friends in downtown Madison. Her body was found more than two weeks later in a ditch.  Long after her tragic end, authorities were still trying to determine the circumstances of her demise. Accident- drinking associated
Clark Noonan, April 14, 2012, Saint Joseph’s College More Information Clark was in a car whose driver was participating in a game of leap-frogging with cars ridden by other St. Joseph’s students.  Clark was ejected from the car when it crashed.  Although toxicology results have not been release, police stated that they believe alcohol was involved and Clark had earlier that night attended a party from which others where charged with serving to minors. Accident- drinking associated
Jonathan R. Novenski, 18, December 22, 2009, Daytona State College (Home on Winter Break) More Information Jonathan was dropped off at his home by a friend after a party at another friend's home.  Jonathan was found dead in a ditch in front of his home.  He lost his life as result of alcohol and OxyContin poisoning. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Raphael Nunez, 18, May 7, 2009, UC Irvine More Information Raphael was killed while walking across the I-405 freeway last week.  Although 18-years-old, he had been drinking with friends while traveling to a nightclub.   A friend said: "I've drank with Ralph plenty of times and I know he can handle his liquor." Accident- drinking associated
Ryan O’Donnell, March 6, 2010, Dean College (while home on spring break)-  More Information Ryan lost his life when he was a passage in a car that crashed.  His friend was charged with driving while intoxicated. Accident- drinking associated
Brett Olson, 20, September 2, 2012, California State Polytechnic University More Information Brett lost his life when he drown while participating in an annual Labor Day weekend rafting gathering on at a spot called "Beer Can Beach."  Brett was rafting on the Sacramento River.  The event attracts thousands, largely college students and is described as an “alcohol –fueled, all-day event. Tests showed that his blood alcohol level was .28. Accident- drinking associated
Keith M. Orzech, 21, July 21, 2005, Fairleigh Dickinson University More Information After a night of drinking with friends, Keith fell through a four-story window at his Fairleigh Dickinson University dormitory.  A jury found the University equally responsible with Keith as result of FDU's failure to properly enforce the alcohol policies on its campus.  However, a New Jersey appellate court threw out the verdict citing the state’s charitable immunity statute. Accident- drinking associated
Glen Berlin Parrish, 18, November 5, 2011, UCLA (Visitor at fraternity party More Information Glen lost his life while attending a party at a UCLA fraternity. Friends saw that Glen was not well and left him on a mattress to recover, which he unfortunately did not.  Report attribute his death to drinking and possibly also prescription drugs. Alcohol Poisoning
Arman Partamian, February 28, 2009, SUNY Geneseo  More Information Arman  was found dead in a bed. He was pledging a group, which police call a "drinking club."  In a two-minute telephone call to 911 , a resident assistant  said: "The Pigs were forcing these individuals to drink entire bottles of alcohol around the fire and they were, like, falling over and vomiting and just extreme, like, hazing." Alcohol  Poisoning
Jocelyn Pascucci, 19, February 16, 2013, Stony Brook University More Information A doorman discovered Jocelyn unconscious in the lobby of a NYC building.    She failed to recover succumbing to a heart condition exasperated by night of heavy drinking. Alcohol Exacerbated Health Condition
Nick Pasquale, 20, September 8, 2013, UCLA (While visiting home) More Information Nick lost his life after being struck by a car in the early hours of Sunday morning.  Test showed that he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.26%. Accident- drinking associated
Kinara Patel, 18, August 29, 2013, Villanova University More Information Kinara was found unresponsive in a campus dormitory.  She lost her life as result of acute alcohol poisoning after a night of drinking in the dormitory and an area pub. Alcohol Poisoning
Cole Patrick, 18, December 28, 2012, University of Missouri (While on winter break) More Information Cole lost is life in a traffic accident while he was on spring break. The 17 year-old driver’s alcohol content measured to .026 percent and he was charged with driving under the influence. Accident- drinking associated
Rachel Payne, September 12, 2004, University of Delaware                         More Information Walking intoxicated from a frat party, Rachel died on a railroad track in the early morning Accident while intoxicated
Matthew Pearlstone, March 17, 2006, Cornell University (while visiting University of Virginia) More Information Died of alcohol poisoning in a Univ. of Virginia resident hall while visiting a friend while on spring break. Alcohol Poisoning
Cassidy Pendley, 18, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina  More Information A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Carolina Perez, 19, February 22, 2012, Virginia Commonwealth University More Information Carolina lost her life in an automobile accident in which the driver was another VCU student who was charged with driving while intoxicated.   Accident associated with drinking
Isaac Perrault., February 15, 2008, University of Tulsa More Information An acquaintance of Perrault's reported to campus security that Perrault had become unresponsive. Paramedics could not revive him. Police say witnesses told them Isaac Perrault was drinking and injected himself with illegal drugs on Friday night. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Ricardo Petrillo: September 18, 2005. Qunnipiac University More Information Ricardo died early today after falling from a third-floor dormitory balcony at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, police said. Accident associated with campus drinking
Cody Petzold, 21, December 26, 2014, Oakland University More Information Cody lost his life after losing control of his vehicle and crashed.   Tests showed his blood/alcohol level to be .22. Accident- drinking associated
Michael Philbin, 21, January 8, 2012, Ripon College (visiting the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh) More Information Michael lost his life from drowning after failing into a river early Sunday morning while out with friends while visiting the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.  Michael’s blood/alcohol level was determined to be 0.176 percent and also had marijuana in his system. Accident associated with drinking
Phanta "Jack" Phoummarath, December 10, 2005, University of Texas                         More Information He was found dead in the Lambda Phi Epsilon house on Dec. 10, 2005. Phoummarath died with a blood alcohol content of .41. Alcohol Poisoning
Savannah Marie Piatt, 18, October 18, 2014, Oklahoma State University More Information Savannah lost her live when the truck in which she was riding crashed.  Police allege that the student driver was driving under the influence at the time of the crash. Accident- drinking associated
John Allan Pickett, Jr, February 24, 2006, Frostburg State University                         More Information Asphyxiated after vomiting while intoxicated. He was found unconscious in the off-campus house he shared with other students. Alcohol Poisoning
Mike Pietrzak, September 29, 2007, University of Nevada-Reno More Information Michael had gone to the UNR football game on Saturday with some friends and later returned to their home on 15th Street. He was fatally injured after a fall down some stairs.  His friends reported that the group had been drinking, Accident- drinking associated
Cody Pilkington, October 7, 2005, North Carolina State University More Information Unattended smoking material set a chair on fire in an off-campus duplex rented by the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, according to the fire report. The fire stated at the time a party was ongoing in the building. Accident associated with drinking
Melinda Pipp, 24, January 18, 2012, University of South Carolina More Information Melinda lost her life after with four others when the automobile in which he was riding crashed into an office building while traveling at 90 mph in a 40 mph zone.  The group was celebrating a birthday at various area bars.  The deceased student driver’s blood/alcohol level was measured at .157.  Others in the automobile also were intoxicated. Accident associated with drinking
Spencer Pitts, 23, April 15, 2012, College of Charleston More Information Spencer lost his life when he slipped from a ladder while leaving a stargazing session with friends on the roof of residence and fell three stories.  Upon arrival, police observed beer cans scattered about on the rooftop area near where Spencer fell and noted all witnesses on scene had an odor of alcohol. Accident- drinking associated
Lindsey Plank, 23, Stoughton, , August 27, 2008, University of Wisconsin More Information Lindsey died in a car that crashed into a tree.  Alcohol and speed were "significant contributing factors" to the crash that killed three UW-Madison students. Accident- drinking associated
Martin E. Platek, 20, January 1, 2009, University of Wisconsin Stout More Information Martin and Caitlin Higgins were riding a snowmobile  across a lake at a very high rate of speed when he hit the shoreline, went airborne and crashed into an aluminum dock that was pulled onto the shore.  Investigators said both speed and alcohol are likely factors in the tragedy.  Accident- drinking associated
Andrew Polakowski, 18, September 7, 2006, Ohio State University More Information Andy  was the last of 25 of students to enter an elevator on the third floor of Stradley Hall when it began to unexpectedly descend towards the lobby with the elevator doors open. Police reports said Polakowski had been drinking before the accident but didn't appear intoxicated. Accident associated with campus drinking
Jennifer Nichole Poli, 20, July 24, 2010, Des Moines Area Community College More Information Jennifer lost her life in an automobile crash where she was estimated to be driving between 80 and 100 mph.   Her blood/alcohol level was .19 at the time.  A young adult was arrested for providing alcohol to a minor. Accident- drinking associated
Shirley Jennifer Poliakoff, May 6, 2007, San Diego State University                       More Information She came home late Saturday night with friends after attending several social events.  Authorities confirmed that the cause of Shirley Jennifer death was acute cocaine and alcohol intoxication. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Seth Policzer, 21, November 9, 2007, Rochester Institute of Technology More Information An artificial log burning in an unscreened fireplace triggered an inferno in an off-campus house that killed Seth  and Syed Ali Turab.    Both had blood-alcohol levels about twice the legal limit for driving, but it's not known "how badly that affected their decision-making that night or their alertness," Accident- drinking associated
Jarrod Polston, 18, September 11, 2010, Indiana University student visiting Ball State More Information Jarrod was an Indiana University student visiting friends at Ball State University when he died in a dormitory room after partying with friends.  Tests determined that Jarrod had a toxic level of methadone in his system and tested positive for marijuana. According to the Delaware County Coroner, Jarrod had been using methadone and drinking alcohol. Drug Poisoning
Dana Poole, 21, October 8, 2010, New England College More Information Dana was a passenger in a car which split in two after the impaired driver lost control.  Dana lost his life when thrown from the vehicle.  The driver was subsequently indicted for negligent homicide. Accident- drinking associated
Willie Poon, 22, May 3, 2008, Binghamton University More Information Willie died and another student was charged with vehicular manslaughter following a Friday night accident . They were driving back to BU from Ithaca, where Cornell University had hosted Slope Day -- an end-of-classes celebration featuring dancing, music and beer. Accident- drinking associated
Maxime Profit, 23, March 6, 2009, Southeastern Louisiana University More Information Maxime, Beth Marie Boudreaux, and former student Thurman "Rion" Lowe III lost their lives after being struck by an intoxicated hit and run truck driver while walking home from a popular bar, “The Buzz.”  Two other students were injured, one critically.  A student was quoted as follows: "Everybody walks back along here from the bars, And he should have walked,” she said of the driver. "I don't think he even knew he hit anybody." Accident- drinking associated
Olivia Pryor, 18, March 19, 2012, Michigan State University More Information Olivia was found unresponsive in her dorm by her friends.  Authorities determined that alcohol was a factor in her demise and a man was charged with criminal sexual conduct injury to an incapacitated victim, selling or furnishing to a minor causing death and criminal sexual conduct force or coercion. Assault associated with drinking
Richard Putze, 22, August 27, 2008, University of Wisconsin More Information Richard died in a car that crashed into a tree.  Alcohol and speed were "significant contributing factors" to the crash that killed three UW-Madison students. Accident- drinking associated
Benjamin Quaye, February 7, 2010, UC Santa Cruz More Information Benjamin lost his life in an accident near railroad tracks where he had suffered severe head injuries.  Benjamin had recently left a bar where he had caused a disturbance which required calling the police who believe that his alcohol level contributed to the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Kyle Quinn, 19, September 7, 2007, Kutztown State University More Information Kyle was beaten to death on a downtown sidewalk early Friday and three men were arrested in the attack.  The three were charged with assault and the district attorney said he anticipated filing homicide charges, pending an autopsy scheduled for Saturday.  Drinking associated assault 
Ali Raddatz  18, February 28, 2009, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee More Information Ali had taken prescription painkillers and was drinking raspberry rum in her  dorm room Friday night. She then went with friends to a party.  She was last seen alive when she was moved from a bedroom into the living room at about 2:30 a.m.  Ali was snoring and never woke up as she was being moved. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Scot Radel, 21, February 2, 2006, St. Cloud State University More Information Scot was found dead in the Mississippi River. An autopsy showed Radel's blood-alcohol level was 0.215 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Candace Randall-Stewart, 19, January 28, 2012, Joseph's College of Beauty More Information Candace lost her life in an automobile accident.  The driver was cited for driving under the influence. Accident associated with drinking
Sean Kyrie Rascoe, 20,  February 27, 2010, West Virginia University More Information After leaving a bar with three friends, the students went to their vehicle parked in a campus garage.  The three others started to leave in the car and Sean apparently jumped onto the rear bumper and fell onto his head, fatally injured.  .  The driver of the car was charged with driving under the influence. Accident- drinking associated
Joshua Rau, February 6, 2005, Paul Smith's College More Information Joshua was driving a snowmobile around a bonfire party when the vehicle crashed into a peninsula. Accident associated with campus drinking
Clayton Real, 18, September 6, 2014, University of Nebraska-Lincoln More Information Clayton lost his life while attending a “frosh” party at a frat house where alcohol was served.  Clayton had Type I diabetes and had been seen drinking alcohol at the off-campus party. .His blood alcohol tested at .378.  Four students were arrested in connection with the party. Alcohol Poisoning
Brian Reams, March 4, 2007, University of Oregon More Information After a night of drinking, Brian was struck by a automobile driven by another student who was also out drinking.  Reams had a blood alcohol content of .26 percent, which is about three times Oregon's legal limit.  Since the driver was not located until the next day, it is not known whether hes was intoxicated.   Accident- drinking associated
Robert Cameron Redus, 23, December 6, 2013, University of the Incarnate Word More Information Robert was shot by campus police during an altercation.  Tests showed that Robert’s blood-alcohol level was .155 percent at the time. Violence associated with alcohol
Samuel Reed, 19, September. 1, 2007, University of Pittsburgh More Information Samuel lost his life when struck by an intoxicated hit and run driver while Samuel was crossing a parkway at 2:30 a.m.  Samuel had a blood alcohol level of about 0.08 percent, at the time he was walking across the highway. Accident- drinking associated
Philip E. Rehders, October 8, 2008, Franklin and Marshall College More Information Police were called to the common area of a suite in Thomas Hall shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday and found Philip  unresponsive.  A recent graduate, Philip was visiting the campus.  His death was attributed to alcohol abuse. Alcohol Poisoning
Ryan Reinhardt, 18, September 12, 2010, College of Southern Idaho More Information After an altercation at a party, Devon, Ryan and a third friend left in a car.  Devon and Ryan lost their lives in when their car crashed while being chased by another car likely leaving the same party.   The third passenger suffered minor injuries.  Authorities attributed the crash to excessive speed and alcohol. Accident- drinking associated
Mario A. Reyes-Lopez, 23, September 22, 2012, Illinois Central College More Information Mario lost his life when the automobile in which he was a passenger was involved in a rollover crash.  A fellow student was arrested for driving while intoxicated.  The driver’s blood-alcohol content was measured to be 0.154 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Christopher Reynolds, 21,  September 15, 2007,  Kutztown State University More Information Christopher was killed in Lyons early Saturday when an oncoming train hit him as he walked along the tracks.  The Norfolk-Southern conductor said he saw Reynolds walking unsteadily toward the train before the impact but couldn't stop in time. Accident- drinking associated
William Rhea, 18, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina More Information A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Amanda Jean Rief, 20, April 5, 2008, University of Wisconsin-Stout More Information A smoky house fire near a University of Wisconsin campus killed three students who never made it out of the rooms where they were sleeping early Saturday, even though neighbors said they heard alarms.  As part of the investigation, the police conducted multiple interviews in an attempt to re-create what took place before the fire. They learned was that all three had been consuming alcoholic beverages. Accident- drinking associated
James Rigg, 22, (former student), October 11, 2011, Arizona State University More Information James, a former student and member of the ASU swim team, lost his life when he and an ASU alumnus broke into the ASU pull in the early morning hours.  James drowned and his companion was cited for trespassing.  James’ companion stated that James had consumed somewhere between four and six drinks during the evening. Accident- drinking associated
Renee Robbins, 18, October 2, 2011, Norwich University More Information Renee lost her life in an automobile accident.  The driver, a fellow student was intoxicated at the time of the accident with a blood alcohol content of 0.21.  Eight students were in the car when the crash occurred. Accident- drinking associated
Stuart John Robertson, 21, May 2, 2009, Washington State University More Information Stuart was found on the side of a highway.  Witnesses were with Stuart at a party where alcohol was consumed.   Stuart was seen leaving the party around midnight.  Police believe that Stuart walked near an area of cliffs and apparently fell about 40 feet to his death. Accident- drinking associated
Zachary Robinson, 21, February 4, 2012, University of South Carolina More Information Zachary lost his life after friends found him ill and brought him to a hospital.  Tests determined a blood alcohol content of 0.10 and also found an opiate painkiller in his system. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Maximiliano Rodriguez, 21, February 28, 2010, University of Texas More Information Maximiliano was at a party in a campus apartment on the fifth floor when he accidentally fell from a balcony.  Test showed that he had a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit when he fell. Accident- drinking associated
Erica Rose, 19, November 20, 2009, University of Rhode Island More Information Erica was a passenger in a car when it swerved into the median and hit the guardrail. The car skidded across two northbound traffic lanes and stopped in the breakdown lane at around 1:30 a.m.  Erica did not survive the crash.   The URI student drive was arrested for driving under the influence. Accident- drinking associated
Ryan Rosman, November 5, 2009, Michigan State University More Information Ryan was at Joe Louis Arena for a Detroit Red Wings game when he somehow got underneath a bus which dragged him about 3,300 feet into an intersection.  Ryan's blood alcohol content was tested to be about .14 . Accident- drinking associated
Kirsten Ross, 20, April 15, 2008, California State University-Sacramento More Information Kirsten driver of a car that crashed into a fire truck in downtown Sacramento.  Kristen had a blood-alcohol content of .06 percent, according to police investigators. Alcohol was the primary factor in a car crash between a firetruck and a passenger car that left two women dead according to investigators. Accident- drinking associated
Kevin Rourke, 22, December 2, 2011, Michigan State University More Information Kevin was found unresponsive in his apartment.  He likely lost his life form an overdose of a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs which according to toxicology reports were in his system. Alcohol  Poisoning
Alex Ruiz, 22, February 14, 2009, Berkeley Art School (In accident caused by intoxicated Sonoma State University student)  More Information Alex was killed in an alcohol-related crash on Valentine’s Day by an 18-year-old, intoxicated student driver of the car that hit him.  The drivers’ blood-alcohol level was 0.15 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Jose Ruiz, 25, September 20, 2014, University of New Mexico (Nonstudent struck by student driver DUI) More Information Jose lost his life while riding his bicycle and being struck by an intoxicated student.  The student driver was arrested on a homicide charge for driving while high on marijuana and alcohol. Accident- drinking associated
Amy Ryan, 22, April 17, 2011, University of South Florida More Information Amy drowned after diving with a fellow student into a popular under water cavern in a spring-fed river.   Tests showed her blood-alcohol level to be .159.    Accident- drinking associated
Julio Salgado, 21, September 13, 2011, Towson University More Information Julio was found unresponsive in his by his roommates in his off-campus apartment.  Tests showed that Julio lost his life as result of  Oxycodone and alcohol intoxication. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Shanith A. Samarasekera, 20, October 21, 2012, Clarkson University More Information Shanith lost his life falling into a river after being stuck by a train while on a railroad trestle.  His had a blood alcohol content measured at  of 0.27 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Peter Sand, 21, August 6, 2008, visiting friends near Hamline University More Information Peter was found dead Tuesday morning in the living room of the home of his cousin, who lives east of Hamline University.  Peter had been drinking the night before at a 21st birthday party for his cousin, Ozzie Sand, a junior and a football player at Hamline. Accident- drinking associated
Steve Saucedo March 26, 2004, University of California (UC), Berkeley More Information At spring break celebration among friends Steve drank himself to death during a contest to see who could consume the most alcohol, Alcohol  Poisoning
Brian Savage, 19, September 4, 2010, Bloomsburg University More Information Brian lost his life after becoming heavily intoxicated and at party.  He never woke after falling asleep.  The oxycodone being take for knee pain may have been a fatal mixture when combined with the heavy alcohol consumption. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
John-Paul Sbragia-Zoricic, 20, September 27, 2008, Chico State More Information A Union Pacific train struck junior John-Paul  about 3:30 a.m. Sunday on the tracks north of West First Street. Police investigating the death of John-Paul  believe alcohol was a contributing factor.  Accident- drinking associated
Garrett Schlichtemeier, 19, March 8, 2010, Chadron State College More Information Three Chadron students were on their way to a spring break gathering in Spanish Fort and had stopped in Auburn to visit with a friend before proceeding on with their trip.  Garrett lost his life when  their car crashed.  The driver was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Accident- drinking associated
William Cameron Schlifke, November 24, 2008, Christopher Newport University More Information William died in a three car accident where all of the drivers were students of Christopher Newport University.  The driver of the car which cause the collisions refused to be tested for driving under the influence at the site. Alcohol Poisoning
David Schmitt, 22, May 7, 2011, University of Wyoming More Information David lost his life while descending the upper deck of War Memorial Stadium in Laramie around midnight.  David and another student entered the stadium area to climb the structure.  The two previously attended a party where authorities attributed alcohol consumed contributed to the risky endeavors. Accident- drinking associated
Michael Scrocca, 23, April 30, 2005, University of Maryland More Information Michael died after he couldn't escape a fire that began on the porch of his College Park house after a party. The offending student was arrested on arson and murder charges.  Accident- drinking associated
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg, 19, September 10, 2010, St. Mary’s College/Notre Dame (suicide after alleged sexual assault by Notre Dame football player)  More Information Elizabeth took her life after reporting a sexual assault which did not result in action taken by Notre Dame or local authorities.  Her report relayed that the football player attacker then demanded that she drink out of a specific already-opened beer can, and soon afterwards commenced to grope her. Fortunately, the other students returned before the assault could turn into something worse, but by this time Seeberg was already badly shaken.  Although many factors contributed to Elizabeth’s sad fate, as apparent from this statement, alcohol was at the center of the events leading to the unwanted advances similar many situations where college students are at risk. Suicide associated with sexual assualt and alcohol 
Daniel Seidl, 21, September 19, 2010, Southern Illinois University More Information Daniel fell 30 feet from the roof of a house where he was attending a party.  Witnesses reported that Daniel was intoxicated at the time of the fall. Accident- drinking associated
Nadia Shaheen, 62, November 11, 2005, Murray State More Information Nadia Shaheen died from face and neck injuries when she was struck by a vehicle four to six hours before her body was found in the ditch. A Murray State student was convicted of wanton murder, drunken driving and other charges Accident- drinking associated
David Palmer Shannon, 18, October 27, 2012, University of North Carolina More Information David  lost his life after falling from falling from machinery on which he was climbing at a concrete plant.  His blood alcohol content was measured at .22 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Kyle Sharbonno, April 1, 2007, University of Minnesota  More Information Kyle Sharbonno fell from the third floor of a parking garage and died.  Two students have been charged with providing alcoholic beverages to a minor that resulted in death. Accident- drinking associated
Raisa D. Sheikh, April 25, 2009, Appalachian State University More Information Raisa D. Sheikh died from an apparent accidental overdose of alcohol.  The alcohol content in her blood was 4 to 5 times the legal limit when she died. Alcohol Poisoning
Jordan Shirey, September 13, 2007, Bowling Green State University More Information Jordan was found dead Thursday  afternoon in a house on the 100 block of North Summit Street.  He was found dead by paramedics after friends called 911 at 12:30 p.m. to say that Shirey was unconscious. Alcohol Poisoning
Landon Siela, 21, August 22, 2009, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne- More Information Three students had been drinking alcoholic beverages and were playing around with an airsoft gun.  One estimated drinking about four beers and taking three shots that day.  The friends intended to play a joke on Landon by pointing firearms, which they believed to be unloaded, at Siela as he exited a bathroom. Landon was killed when the .45-caliber handgun one of the was holding inadvertently discharged, striking him in the neck. Accident- drinking associated
Austin Silver, 20, January 26, 2014, Chico State More Information Austin lost his life in an automobile crash in which one other student died and left the 18 year old driver in critical condition.  The driver’s blood alcohol content level was .06 percent and he a "significant" amount of marijuana in his blood stream at the time. Accident- drinking associated
Bradley L. Simon, 22, September 23, 2010, University of Wisconsin-Stout More Information Bradley lost his life five days after being pushed into a wall while riding a bicycle.  Two student hockey players were arrested for the assault and eventual death.   The assault was the culmination of an altercation that began when all three were in a bar.  Assault associated with drinking
Austin Slanker-Wilson, 18, August 15, 2008, Coffeyville Community College More Information After one day of classes, and what authorities say was too much alcohol, a freshman student turns up dead.  Authorities said the cause was too much alcohol. Alcohol Poisoning
Travis Smith, January 27, 2007, Ball State University More Information Travis died Saturday in Muncie when the car he was riding in struck another vehicle, only a few blocks from the Ball State University campus. The driver in the accident that killed freshman Travis Smith, had a blood alcohol level of .04 after the accident on Jan. 27 Accident associated with drinking
Johnny Smith, October 5, 2008, Wabash College More Information Fraternity brothers found Johnny in a distressed situation and he passed away prior to receiving aid.  Smith was an uninitiated pledge to Wabash's Delt chapter.  An autopsy determined that Johnny died of accidental alcohol poisoning. Alcohol Poisoning
Gerald Smith, May 8, 2009, Indiana State University More Information Gerald was last seen at a bar near campus that he frequented.  Gerald was found a week after he went missing, 96 winding miles down the Wabash River from Terre. Gerald was found to have had a blood-alcohol content of 0.149%. Accident- drinking associated
Courtland Benjamin Smith, August 22, 2009, University of North Carolina More Information Courtland died during a period erratic behavior when he stated that he was drunk after leaving a frat party.   Prior to his death, Courtland told a county 911 dispatcher that he was drunk, driving at a high rate of speed, had a 9 mm Glock handgun, was suicidal, and wanted police officers to stop him.  Police said they stopped Courtland just before 5 a.m.  During the traffic stop, some sort of confrontation ensued, and the officer shot and killed Smith.   Courtland’s blood alcohol level was found to be approximately .22. Violence- drinking associated
Wyatt T. Smith, 17, November 12, 2011, University of Idaho More Information Benson lost his life in an automobile crash.  The driver, a fellow student who also died, was intoxicated at the time of the accident.  Four other student passengers were injured. Accident- drinking associated
Matt Smith, 19, July 25, 2009, Ohio University More Information Matt fell off a balcony at an off-campus house where a party was being held. Matt had hopped up on the railing which wobbled and caused him to fall. Accident- drinking associated
Richard Smith, October 28, 2006, Penn State More Information A student was driving with a .242 blood alcohol content (BAC) when he struck to other Penn State students who were crossing the street.   Richard Smith died and Aaron Stidd continues to experience severe complication as result of the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Jeremy Sobczak-Obetts, 23, October 17, 2009, Michigan State University More Information Jeremy died when caused when the SUV in which Jeremy was traveling slid off the road and struck a tree at high speed. The vehicle suffered catastrophic damage, although the driver sustained only minor injuries.  The driver was arrested when found to have a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. Accident- drinking associated
Dan Sohovich, 23, June 9, 2011, Virginia Tech More Information Dan lost his life when he was tossed from his convertible after it hit a guardrail, corkscrewed in mid-air, then flipped end over end.  His blood alcohol level was tested to be .14. Accident- drinking associated
Alejandro Solis, October 19, 2008, USF Polytechnic More Information As his friend drove on, 23-year-old Alejandro opened a rear door of the Ford Explorer and fell out. He struck his head on the pavement and died later at a hospital.His friend said it was an alcohol-fueled day, and that Solis drank far more than usual.  "He had been drinking all day," she said. "It (the alcohol) took over."
 
Accident associated with campus drinking
Abram Sorek, 23, April 12, 2014, St. Vincent College More Information Abram was accidently shot by a friend showing others his gun.  Abram and his friends were drinking at a bar prior to returning to the gun owner’s home and using the hot tub where the accident occurred. Accident- drinking associated
Samantha Spady, September 5, 2004, Colorado State University More Information Samantha had a blood alcohol level of 0.436 when her blood was tested after her death. That's more than 5 times the legal limit in Colorado.  She consumed alcohol over 11 hours starting before the CSU/CU football game on Saturday and ending with her presence at the fraternity house, where she consumed "additional significant amounts of alcohol." Alcohol Poisoning
Beth A. Speidel, April 14, 2007, Miami University  (Ohio) More Information She was struck by a train traveling through a well-marked railroad crossing.  Her alcohol level iwas more than twice the legal driving limit of .08. Alcohol Poisoning
Lauren Spierer, 20, (Missing) June 3, 2011, Indiana University More Information Lauren has been missing since leaving a party noticeably under the influence.  Her parents have since been leading an effort to locate Lauren.   Throughout, there has been a troubling suspicion that some of Lauren’s former student friends may know her fate.   Missing after drinking
Benjamin Garrison Sprague, 18, December 8, 2007, Clemson University More Information The scene at the Sigma Nu house where Benjamin was found was worse than “Animal House.”  The floor of the house was covered in broken plates and puddles of beer and vodka. In addition, when Benjamin was moved, he was found to be lying on a large raw steak.  A laboratory test showed Benjamin had an alcohol level of 379 (.379 percent), Alcohol Poisoning
Carson Starkey, 18, December 2, 2008, Cal Poly More Information Carson died after being found unresponsive in a local home. Carson was subjected to hazing by Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA  during a Big Brother initiation. Carson lost his life from alcohol poisoning after being left alone to sleep it off.
 
Accident associated with drinking
Michael Starks, 18, November 20, 2008, Utah State University More Information Michael died early Friday after consuming alcohol at an off-campus residence. He later returned to the Sigma Nu house, was found unresponsive at about 4 a.m., and later pronounced dead at Logan Regional Hospital.  Police say the teen's blood alcohol content was higher than 0.35. A posse of sisters from the sorority next door "kidnapped" Starks to kick off a night of drinking that ended with Starks' death  Alcohol Poisoning
Wade S. Steffey January 13, 2007, Purdue University More Information  Wade was accidentally electrocuted after he somehow got inside the room, which should have been locked. He was last seen around 12:30 a.m. Jan. 13 outside Owen Hall where he had left his coat before going to a nearby fraternity party. Nine weeks later, his body was found about 50 yards away in a semi-underground electrical vault at Owen Hall.  Steffey was intoxicated at the time of his death, based on a blood-alcohol content given in a report from the coroner's office.  Accident associated with campus drinking
Benson J. Sternberg, 18, November 12, 2011, University of Idaho More Information Benson lost his life in an automobile crash.  The driver, a fellow student who also died, was intoxicated at the time of the accident.  Four other student passengers were injured. Accident- drinking associated
Jacob Stiles, December 2006, Southern Methodist University                       More Information Stiles was found dead inside his Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house at Southern Methodist University earlier this month, died of a lethal combination of alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Tyler Stiles, 22, November 10, 2013, Mount St. Joseph More Information Tyler and another student lost their lives when the car that he was driving crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle.  Police stated that alcohol and speed were factors in the head-on crash. Accident- drinking associated
Kandyce Stoffel, 23, October. 24, 2010, University of Minnesota More Information Kandyce lost her life when she was stuck by an intoxicated driver. The driver, a student at the University of Minnesota, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16. Accident- drinking associated
Jeremy Stoltzfus, 22, January 8, 2010, West Virginia University More Information Jeremy lost his life when he fell backwards and struck his head on the street after leaving a party after attending the Gator Bowl in Florida.   Police reported that he was extremely intoxicated when he fell. Accident- drinking associated
Lance Strickland, 18. September 3, 2005, Oregon State University                        More Information High school student visiting Oregon University, died of alcohol poisoning while drinking with football players Alcohol Poisoning
Stoney Stubbs, 20, June 28, 2012, Weatherford College More Information Stoney lost his life as result of alcohol and drug poisoning.  Test showed that he had morphine, alcohol and methamphetamine in his system. Alcohol  Poisoning
Shaun Summa, 22, August 16, 2012, Butte College More Information Shaun lost his life after leaving a drinking game where he participated with friends.   He was found unresponsive in a back yard. Alcohol  Poisoning
Mason Sumnicht, 21, November 15, 2012, Chico State University More Information Mason lost his life after drinking 21 shots on his 21st birthday at his fraternity. Alcohol  Poisoning
Matthew S. Sunshine, 19, June 10, 2008, Northwestern University More Information Matthew died of an accidental alcohol overdose had attended a drinking party at his dormitory. Alcohol Poisoning
Rachel N. Swetnam, 21, May 14, 2013, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville More Information Rachel lost her life in a boat accident while together with seven other students.  One other student also lost his life. The driver of the boat told investigators he had had 10 beers and a shot of tequila in the hours leading up to the accident.  Speed was also a factor. Accident- drinking associated
Michael Szwed, January 26, 2008, Florida Southern College More Information Initial autopsy results showed Michael died of a lacerated spleen likely from a "hard fall" received at a Slip 'n Slide fraternity event. Michael had been out drinking Friday night, until 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. And the next morning, around 7 a.m., Szwed began drinking again for the bid day event, reports said.His roommate said Michael had been "very intoxicated and that he had been throwing up at Florida Southern College during bid day" Accident- drinking associated
Mary Taaffe, 18, August 31, 2007, Florida Gulf Coast University More Information Mary lost control of her 1998 BMW while driving on U.S. 41 in Estero.  Her blood alcohol level at the time of the accident was .139. She had been at a party the night of her death where approximately 15 FGCU students, most under the age of 21, had been drinking. Accident- drinking associated
Sara Tahmassebi, May 9, 2009, University of California Santa Barbara More Information Out with friends, Sara and her friends allegedly drank and used drugs. Eventually, she parted from her group.  When Sara returned home, she fell to her bedroom floor. Although a number of friends saw her, they assumed that she had simply passed out. She was not discovered to be dead until the next afternoon.  Toxicology reports show that she had a blood alcohol level of 1.46 percent in addition to testing positive for anti-depressants and a muscle relaxant. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Andrea Tallant, 19, March 19, 2007, Ball State University More Information Andrea was killed in a crash as she drove the wrong way on Interstate 69.  Her blood/alcohol level was .18. Accident associated with drinking
Matthew Tembo, March 7, 2010, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (attending a fraternity party at Carnegie Mellon University  More Information Matthew was found dead inside a Carnegie Mellon University fraternity house after emergency crews were called to the Pi Kappa Alpha house at about 1 p.m. on a Sunday.  Police said it appears Matthew drank too much at a birthday celebration. Alcohol Poisoning
Michael Tepe, 22, November 10, 2013, Mount St. Joseph More Information Michael and another student lost their lives when the car in which he was a passenger crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle.  Police stated that alcohol and speed were factors in the head-on crash. Accident- drinking associated
Tyler (Ty) Thomas (Missing), 19, December 3, 2010, Peru State College More Information Tyler was reported missing after attending an off-campus party.  A campus security camera showed Tyler walking across campus toward her residence hall about 1:30 a.m., alone and without a coat. Friends that she had seem intoxicated at the party and was upset and crying.  Focus has been on an individual accused of sexual violence related to other female students. Missing after drinking
Joshua Threet, January 5, 2008, St. Cloud State University More Information After a night of partying and drinking games, Brian W. Threet was found dead on Saturday in the bedroom of his St. Cloud apartment.  Threet started at St. Cloud State in the fall of 2005 as a pre-business major and after a semester off, had registered for classes this spring. Alcohol Poisoning
Andrew Jackson Thurmond IV, September 24, 2008, Auburn University More Information Alcohol and speed may have been factors in a three-car wreck that killed one Andrew and left another injured and sent three other people to the hospital  according to a written statement issued by  the Lee County Coroner.  Tests showed that Andrew had a blood/alcohol level of .76. Accident- drinking associated
Brenden Tiggs, 18, ,  Feburary 9, 2014, San Jose State University More Information Brenden lost his life by suicide after campus police confronted him while he was drunk and upset.  Campus police reacted by allowing him access to the dorm but no other measures where taken.  Brenden’s parents are suing the university for failing to check on him thereafter. Suicide after heavy drinking
Robert Tipton, March 26, 2012, High Point University More Information Robert lost his life after one of his associates called 911 concerned that Robert was unconscious and possibly not breathing.  The toxicology report shows that Oxymorphone, Xanax and Klonipin (both benzodiazepines) were in Robert’s system.  Robert’s family filed suit against the University claiming that the University President’s son who was a member of Robert’s fraternity which is accused of being involved with hazing was treated differently from other students and fraternities even though involved with keg parties and other possible offenses. Alcohol and Drug Poisoning
Eric Torres, 22, December 14, 2013, Sam Houston State University More Information Eric lost his life in an automobile accident in which he was a passenger. Two other students also died in the crash.   The driver who was a fellow student had a blood/alcohol level measured to be .21. Accident- drinking associated
Patrick Trainor, March 20, 2010, Purdue University More Information Patrick was last seen at a friend's party on a Saturday night.  He never returned to Purdue when expected on Monday morning.  After days of searching, Wednesday afternoon, divers discovered Patrick’s car and body in a retention pond, not far from the party's location.  His blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.19.  Accident- drinking associated
Peter Tran, 18, April 24, 2013, San Francisco State University More Information Peter lost his life while attending a Lambda Phi Epsilon “crossover” fraternity party where new members are initiated into the fraternity.   The hazing reportedly included alcohol use. Hazing
Edward Trapasso, August 23, 2008, Loyola College More Information Edward had friends over to his home to celebrate his graduation from Loyola College in Baltimore. Mount Pleasant police said he passed out from drinking beer and liquor, then friends put him to bed. Alcohol Poisoning
Laura Treanor, 19,  January 22, 2009, George Washington University More Information Laura Treanor was found dead in her campus dorm room.  Laura and a group went out to a bar but her friends said that she did not appear intoxicated.  However, tests showed that Laura Treanor died of acute alcohol intoxication Alcohol Poisoning
Nathan Trepagnier, 19, September 25, 2010, Nicholls State University More Information Nathan and his fraternity mates took a hayride down Audubon Avenue, participating in a homecoming activity.  Nathan fell from the hayride and was run over.  Nathan lost his life from the injuries. Toxicology results revealed that Nathan was three times over Louisiana's legal blood-alcohol limit and had Valium in his body. Accident- drinking associated
Callie Michelle Tullos, 23, January 7, 2012, Baylor University More Information Callie lost her life in an automobile accident in which she was driving after celebrating her birthday with her best friend who also lost her life.   Callie’s blood alcohol level was measured to be .131. Accident associated with drinking
Syed Ali Turab, 21, November 9, 2007, Rochester Institute of Technology More Information An artificial log burning in an unscreened fireplace triggered an inferno in an off-campus house that killed Syed and Seth Policzer..    Both had blood-alcohol levels about twice the legal limit for driving, but it's not known "how badly that affected their decision-making that night or their alertness," Accident- drinking associated
Ryan Uhre,  February 18 2014, Florida State University More Information Ryan lost his life after watching the Super Bowl in a bar, falling from the second floor window of an abandoned building.  Ryan had cocaine, alcohol, and marijuana in his system in his system at the time of the fall. Accident- drinking associated
Dorian Varcianna,  January 31, 2010, Kennesaw State University More Information Dorian lost his life at at an off-campus fraternity party after drinking until he passed out.   Alcohol  Poisoning
William L. Varner III, 21, May 14, 2013, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville More Information William lost his life in a boat accident while together with seven other students.  One other student also lost her life. The driver of the boat told investigators he had had 10 beers and a shot of tequila in the hours leading up to the accident.  Speed was also a factor. Accident- drinking associated
Nirmam Vasanwala, 19, September 9, 2009, St. Louis University   More Information Nirmam  fell from the balcony of his 12th floor apartment on the University campus.  Students who were with Nirmam that night said he had been drinking off campus.  The cause of death was determined to be “acute ethanol intoxication” — or alcohol consumption — as well as blunt trauma. Accident- drinking associated
Marco Vendetti. April 28, 2012, Kansas University Law School  (Nonstudent killed by intoxicated law student driver) More Information Marco lost his life when the car he was driving was struck by another vehicle traveling the wrong way on a highway.  The wayward driver was an intoxicated law student whose blood/alcohol level was measured at .242.  Accident- drinking associated
Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana, 23, December 7, 2013, University of Kansas More Information Gianfranco was found a few blocks from where he left friends after leaving a party.  In a fall, Gianfranco suffered skull fractures, bruising on the brain and broken ribs that suggested he fell on a hard surface.   His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.18 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Anthony "Tony" Gerald Villella, February 10, 2007, Towson University  More Information  15 to 20 people partied at Villella's apartment on Oberlin Court in the Colony at Kenilworth. A friend saw Villella drink approximately 10 beers and four shots.  29 students were transported to the hospital for alcohol-related incidents in 2006. The same number were transported in 2005, and 28 were transported in 2004. Alcohol Poisoning
Allison Walden, 19, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina  More Information A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Lee Walker, 18, May 4, 2007, Paul Smith’s College  More Information Drowned after canoe capsized in frigid water at 11:00PM in activity associated with a party involving alcohol and Lee Walker, who drowned May 4 on Lower St. Regis Lake, had BAC of.107 percent Accident associated with campus drinking
Kendra Walthall, 19 (non-student), January 1, 2010, University of Denver More Information Kendra fell unconscious at after consuming alcohol, prescription drugs and non-prescription drugs while at a house party near the University of Denver campus.   Authorities and neighbors described the house as a “college party house” which was the scene of numerous police interventions in the recent past. Alcohol  Poisoning
Andy Wang, 22, April 20, 2012, University of Texas More Information Andy lost his life when he fell under a moving bus a he was attempting to board.  Witnesses reported that Andy was intoxicated to the extent that he needed to be supported while walking. Accident associated with drinking
Douglas William Ward, 26, November 23, 2008, Grand Valley State University More Information Amber and Douglas Ward died after closing themselves up in a sport utility vehicle with two charcoal grills burning on the back seat.  Although the cause of the deaths is noted as "undertermined," Amber, who was underage, was picture drinking that night. Accident associated with drinking
Justin Warfield, October 17, 2007, Rider University More Information Justin died yesterday following a night of drinking and drug use.  He was conscious but in an "altered state" when friends brought him to a Princeton Borough apartment late Tuesday. Alcohol Poisoning
Mark J. Wegener, 20, May 30, 2011, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater More Information Mark lost his life after leaving a house party early one Saturday morning.  He had walked alone for one mile prior to falling into a rock quarry.  Tests showed that Mark’s Wegener’s blood alcohol content was 0.106 and that he died of multiple fractures after falling into the quarry. Accident- drinking associated
Stephen E. Welch, 19, January 29, 2005, Paul Smith's College More Information Stephen had been drinking alcohol before driving his Toyota pickup north on Route 86 near his college. Welch's truck veered off the road around 3 a.m. and struck a culvert and trees before overturning. Accident while intoxicated
Bethani Werner, St. October 24, 2010, St. Ambrose University More Information Bethani died early on a Sunday morning after being struck by a car while she was crossing the street.  Bethani’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .244, which is three times the legal limit. The driver of the automobile, also intoxicated, was charged with driving while intoxicated.    Accident- drinking associated
Franklin Barker West, 18, September 6, 2013, College of Charleston More Information Franklin lost his life in an automobile accident when with a group traveling to a football game.  The student driver was charged with driving under the influence. Accident- drinking associated
Linden Whitt, 20, April 21, 2012, Indiana University More Information Linden lost her life after falling from a balcony with another student during a party.  The other student stated that he was drinking vodka prior to the accident. Accident- drinking associated
Joseph Wiederrick, 18, January 20, 2013, University of Idaho More Information Joseph lost his life from hypothermia after leaving a party at a fraternity where he was drinking.   Joseph was found under a bridge three miles from campus.  Toxicology tests measured his blood-alcohol level at .17 percent. Factoring in his four hours of wandering, investigators estimate his blood-alcohol level could have started as high as .25 to .30 percent. Accident- drinking associated
Nick Wilcox, 24, January 1, 2013, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee More Information Nick lost his life after celebrating New Years eve.  Nick drowned in the Milwaukee River and was found nearly three months later.  Tests showed his blood alcohol level to be 0.22 percent.