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Alcohol-Related Student Deaths-Spring 2006

Presented below is an unfortunate tabulation of alcohol related campus deaths reported in the media for the spring 2006 semester.  For every deceased student listed, at least three other college students are reported to have died.  However since the tragedy's connection to alcohol was unclear in media reports, those are not yet included.

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

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