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

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

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.

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.

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.

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

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