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Alcohol-Related Student Deaths-Spring 2014

Presented below is an unfortunate tabulation of alcohol related campus deaths reported in the media for the spring 2014 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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University's page 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
  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
University's page 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
  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
  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
University's page 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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
University's page 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
  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
  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
  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
  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
University's page 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
  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
 
   
 
 

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