Preliminary autopsy shows LSU student had highly elevated alcohol level

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

Credit: Photo: WBRZ, via Facebook

Credit: Photo: WBRZ, via Facebook

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.

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“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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