LSU investigating death of 18-year-old pledge as possible hazing incident

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –

LSU officials are currently investigating the death of an 18-year-old pledge at a fraternity house as a possible hazing incident.

BREAKING: @lsu officials say teen’s death possibly result of hazing incident, incident still under investigation. @WAFBpic.twitter.com/TsMyk88rLL

— Scottie Hunter WAFB (@ScottieWAFB) September 14, 2017

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, Maxwell Gruver, of Roswell, Georgia, was driven to the hospital in a private vehicle from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house. He was later pronounced dead.

Officials with LSU say the incident happened at the Phi Delta Theta house sometime Wednesday night.

Phi Delta Theta suspends @lsu chapter pending investigation @WAFBpic.twitter.com/SR2LS4KY5c

— Graham Ulkins (@GrahamWAFB) September 14, 2017

LSU President F. King Alexander said alcohol is involved in the allegations.

“A young man’s life was cut short last night. We mourn the loss and the possible impact he may have had on our world,” Alexander said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

All Greek activities have been suspended until further notice pending the results of the investigation.

MORE: Alexander says Phi Delta Theta has been suspended by @lsu and by the national organization as well. @WAFBpic.twitter.com/aUti9lg0z2

— Scottie Hunter WAFB (@ScottieWAFB) September 14, 2017

The cause of death has not been released. However, an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

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