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IUP studentís death under investigation-3/17/09 Full Article
March 18, 2009 Coroner: Cove teen died from combination of prescription drugs, alcohol-3/20/09 Full Article
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Coroner: Drugs, Alcohol To Blame For IUP Dorm Death-3/19/09 Full Article
  IUP student's death tied to drugs, alcohol -3/22/09 Full Article

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.IUP studentís death under investigation        Full Article

March 17, 2009 11:23 pm    Top of  page

Initial reporting of Brenton's death.

Brenton reportedly had been drinking heavily Tuesday night and went to a friendís room instead of going to his own room for the night,  A student in that room went to classes during the morning. After returning around noon and being unable to wake Brendon.  The student called 911.

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Coroner: Cove teen died from combination of prescription drugs, alcohol

From Mirror staff and wire reports       Full Article

POSTED: March 20, 2009    Top of  page

Reported an autopsy which indicated that Brenton died from a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.


Coroner: Drugs, Alcohol To Blame For IUP Dorm Death

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.

US: PA: IUP student's death tied to drugs, alcohol

Sunday, March 22, 2009           Full Article

By Dan Majors       Top of  page

Article provides further details of the fatal nightn.

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