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Alcohol-Related Student Deaths-Spring 2009

Presented below is an unfortunate tabulation of alcohol related campus deaths reported in the media for the spring 2009 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 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
University's page 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
University's page 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
  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
University's page 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
University's page 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
University's page 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
  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
University's page 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
University's page 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
  Dan Zamlen, April 5, 2009, University of St. Thomas More Information Dan disappeared after leaving a house party in the pre-dawn hours. Police recovered his body in a river near a dam.  Dan had been drinking at the party. Accident- drinking associated
University's page 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
  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
University's page 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
University's page 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
  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
University's page 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
University's page Jason Christopher Wren, March 9, 2009, University of Kansas More Information Jason,  had gone out to dinner with friends Saturday night and drank several pitchers of margaritas at a Lawrence restaurant. Jason then drank 10 to 12 beers at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house, and drank from a bottle of Jack Daniel’s until he passed out. His fraternity brothers put him to bed. Alcohol  Poisoning
University's page 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
University's page 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
University's page 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
University's page 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
  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
University's page 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
  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
  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
  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
University's page 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
  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
University's page 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
University's page 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
University's page 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
 
   
 
 

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