Report: 18-year-old dies after leaving LSU frat house; officials investigating as ‘hazing’ incident


Scene photo from Phi Delta Theta fraternity house courtesy WBRZ

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UPDATE: The Advocate reports that the death is being investigated as a hazing incident. All Greek activities are shut down on LSU’s campus until further notice.

BATON ROUGE — An 18-year-old from Georgia died overnight after being taken to a Baton Rouge hospital from an LSU frat house.

According to WBRZ, 18-year-old Max Gruver from Roswell, Georgia, was taken from the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house Wednesday night and later pronounced dead at the hsopital.

“LSU officials are aware of an incident that occurred last night involving a fraternity,” Ernie Ballard, an LSU spokesperson, told WBRZ. “LSU is currently investigating and will report as soon as more information is available.”

A press conference is scheduled for tonight.

Read the WBRZ report here.


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