Preliminary autopsy shows LSU student had highly elevated alcohol level

Preliminary autopsy shows LSU student had highly elevated alcohol level

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<p>Max Gruver, from Roswell, died overnight after he was rushed to a hospital on LSU&#39;s campus.</p>

Preliminary autopsy findings show Max Gruver, a freshman at LSU from Roswell, had a highly elevated blood alcohol level, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office said Friday. 

Gruver, 18, also had THC -- the chemical found in marijuana -- in his urine. The Coroner’s Office will conduct additional toxicology testing, but said that no external or internal trauma was found on Gruver’s body.

“Our sincere condolences are extended to Mr. Gruver’s family and friends,” the Coroner’s Office said in a press release. 

Gruver was taken to a hospital from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house Wednesday night and died the following morning. A 2017 graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Gruver had just started his freshman year at LSU and was seeking membership in Phi Delta Theta.

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