Second Fraternity Related Death in the Last Week

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Two it's the second fraternity related deaths in the past week the fourth college campus death in the past month that's led to fraternity suspensions are crackdowns at frat parties can you guess reports from Washington State University researchers say nearly two thousand college students die each year from alcohol related injuries that includes car crashes fraternities connecting the dots have now also occurred in San Diego New York and Pennsylvania prompting a crackdown by school officials they believe police are still investigating what happened at the alpha tau omega house of the Washington State University campus where they received an emergency call early Tuesday morning medics arrived to find nineteen year old fraternity member Sam Martinez unresponsive police say a preliminary investigation indicated that his death could be alcohol related it sounds to me that there's a cultural problem there is a cultural problem professor Hank newer has studied fraternity drinking trends for decades when the deaths occur it's often because of the not only I want to drink with the members they want to out drink them to ship it to show off Martinez's death comes days after fourteen fraternities were suspended at San Diego State University that followed the death of nineteen year old freshman Dylan Hernandez who fell out of his bunk bed in his dorm room and hit his head late last week several students say Hernandez had been drinking heavily at a fraternity party in October Penn state suspended the chi chi fraternity as it investigates the death of a seventeen year old who is at an off campus house allegedly occupied by frat member's Jamie you cuss

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