A 19-year-old died at a Washington State University frat house on Tuesday and investigators believe alcohol may have played a roll in his death — the second college student to die in the US in a week, reports said.
The unidentified student was found unconscious and not breathing inside the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a local CBS affiliate reported.
Other students began CPR and tried to revive him, but did not have success.
Medics responded to the scene and declared him dead, according to the report.
Local police told the outlet his death may have been related to alcohol and were awaiting a report from the county coroner.
The fraternity’s national chapter released a statement after his death, saying the chapter is working with local officials and the university.
“Counselors are on site offering assistance and support. The National Fraternity will have a team on site today to work with chapter members and assist the University and law enforcement as needed,” they said in the statement.
On Sunday, a student in San Diego died from an unknown condition he suffered after attending a fraternity party last week, the school announced Monday.
Dylan Hernandez, 19, was rushed to a hospital early Thursday morning after an event near San Diego State University, the school’s president said in a statement.
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