BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A coroner says a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge's blood-alcohol content level was more than six times the legal limit for driving at the time of his death last month.
East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark said Wednesday that 18-year-old freshman Maxwell Gruver died of acute alcohol intoxication with aspiration. Clark says an autopsy found Gruver inhaled vomit and other fluid into his lungs.
Clark ruled Gruver's death was an accident, but police secured warrants to arrest 10 people on hazing charges after investigating. One of the suspects also faces a negligent homicide charge.
LSU police said Gruver, a freshman from Roswell, Ga., died at a Baton Rouge hospital Sept. 14 after a night of drinking at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house.