March 17, 2009 11:23 pm
Reported an autopsy which indicated that Brenton died from a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.
Brenton Croll Found Dead On Wednesday
POSTED: 4:36 am EDT March 19, 2009 Top of page
UPDATED: 7:44 pm EDT March 19, 2009 Full Article
INDIANA, Pa. -- The Indiana County coroner said Thursday the death of an 18-year-old Indiana University of Pennsylvania student was likely caused by drugs and alcohol.
Brenton Croll, of Blair County, was found by a friend in the Lawrence Hall dormitory around noon on Wednesday, the Indiana County coroner said. Croll was pronounced dead at about 1 p.m.
The coroner's initial news release said Croll, a freshman nursing student from Roaring Spring, Blair County, had been drinking heavily the night before he died.
On Thursday morning, coroner Mike Baker said in a news release that it appears Croll died as a result of a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.
Students said alcohol was abundant on campus for St. Patrick's Day. "I just heard that a bunch of kids were mixing alcohol with the drugs and that's crazy because that's a lethal combination," said student Josh Smith."
The University was reported to have spent more than $300,000 creating the President's Commission on Reducing Student Substance Abuse, targeting prevention, education, intervention and enforcement. "We're trying to educate our students on the dangers of alcohol and we tell them underage is unacceptable," said Michelle Fryling, director of media relations at the university.
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