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Alcohol-Related Student Deaths-Spring 2016

Presented below is an unfortunate tabulation of alcohol related campus deaths reported in the media for the spring 2016 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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Ryan Wood Moss, 24, June 9, 2016, University of Colorado Colorado Springs More Information Ryan lost his life in a fall while hiking at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Test showed that he was well over the legal limit for both alcohol and marijuana at the time of the fall.
Brett Vogt, 21, May 4, 2016, University of Illinois More Information Brett was found on the ground in the early morning hours.  Injuries indicated that he lost his life in a fall.  Toxicology results found alcohol in his system.
Nicholas Holt, 18, April 29, 2016, Stony Brook University More Information Nicholas lost his life after a reported night of drinking at an off-campus fraternity party.
Michael Anthony Walker, 20, April 25, 2016, Ferrum College More Information Michael was found unresponsive and lost his life eight days later at the hospital.  Witnesses told police that he was drinking heavily at a fraternity party.  Six members of the fraternity were indicted for providing alcohol to someone under 21 in connection with the incident.
Craig Sampson, 19, April 23, 2016, Endicott College More Information Craig was a passenger in an automobile when he lost his life in a crash.  The driver, a student at the University of Vermont was indicted on charges of manslaughter and vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol and while driving negligently.
Mark Tartaglio, April 16, 2016, University of Houston More Information Mark was struck by a pickup truck while walking on a sidewalk near campus.  The driver of the pickup, also a student of UH, was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Rickey Hible, 26, April 16, 2016, University of Wisconsin-Stout More Information Rickey lost his life after leaving a gathering and winding up in driveway.  His blood alcohol content was measure at .298.
Thomas Krickovich, 24, April 15, 2016, Daemen College More Information Thomas lost his life when he fell from a balcony at a location where a banquet for fellow students was being held.  Prior to attending, Thomas tweeted Krickovich tweeted "PA prom with open bar in 4 hrs," with the hashtag "#PrayForTommy."   Although subsequent reports did not detail the level of alcohol uses, the unfortunate outcome indicates that alcohol was a factor.
Willem Golden, 20, March 19, 2016, University of Delaware (Visitor to Campus from Skidmore College) More Information Willem lost his life after falling from the roof of a unofficial fraternity house during a party.   Willem was visiting friends at the University of Delaware students during the studentsí celebration of St. Patrick's Day.  
Brayden Coverdale, 21, March 13, 2016, Texas Tech (While on spring break) More Information Brayden lost his life while on spring break at an Alabama beach.  Apparent alcohol poisoning was reported as the cause.
Alex Hendry, 19, February 25, 2016, Onondaga Community College More Information Alex lost his life after leaving a party and was reported missing.  His body was found the next day in a field.  The cause as determined to be hypothermia and alcohol intoxication.
Yang Chen, February 19, 2016, Green River College More Information Yang lost his life while drinking with friends at his off-campus house.  A college official stated to the press that this was the collegeís first alcohol-related death.
Jonathon Justice, 23, February 6, 2016, Central Michigan University More Information Jonathan lost his life after he was found unresponsive in his off-campus apartment.  Jonathanís roommates reported seeing him intoxicated earlier that evening and authorities held that alcohol was a factor in his demise.  An autopsy showed his blood alcohol level to be 0.349.
Madeline Scalf, 19, January 22, 2016, Lenoir-Rhyne University More Information Madeline lost her life when she drove off the road while taking a hard turn in the early morning hours.  She had just left a party and authorities stated that alcohol was a primary factor.

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