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Alcohol-Related Student Deaths-Fall 2013

Presented below is an unfortunate tabulation of alcohol related campus deaths reported in the media for the fall 2013 semester.  For every deceased student listed, at least three other college students are reported to have died, although the tragedy's connection to alcohol was unclear in media reports.

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 link. 

 

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University's page 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
University's page 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
  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
  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
  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
University's page 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
  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
  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
  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
  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
University's page 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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
University's page 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
  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
  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
  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
   
 
 

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