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Coroner: WSU student died 4 hours before 1st 911 call

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State University fraternity member died four hours before the first 911 call reported his condition on Nov. 12.

That’s according to the Whitman County Coroner’s Office, which is investigating the death of 19-year-old Sam Martinez of Bellevue, Washington.

Coroner Annie Pillers says Martinez died at the Alpha Tau Omega house about 4:30 a.m.

The Spokesman-Review says authorities received the first 911 call about 8:30 a.m.

Investigators have said they suspect alcohol played a role in the student’s death and have no indication that other substances were involved.

Pullman police say they do not believe hazing was involved.

The university has temporarily stripped the fraternity of its recognition while it investigates the death.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com


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