Death of 19-year-old Rutgers student ruled an accident

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The alcohol-related death of a Rutgers University student last month has been ruled an accident.

Middlesex County prosecutors announced Monday that 19-year-old Caitlyn Kovacs died from “acute ethanol toxicity.”

Authorities have said Kovacs “became distressed” while attending a house party in New Brunswick. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The South Brunswick resident was sophomore at the university, where she was a student in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, majoring in animal sciences.

Authorities say the investigation into Kovacs’ death is ongoing.


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  • yotdaus

    A terrible tragedy which definitely could’ve been avoided! Under-age drinking is a serious area of concern and both teenagers and parents must be properly educated and informed of the risks associated with alcohol consumption. Caitlyn Kovacs is a key example of why underage youth shouldn’t be allowed to consume alcohol as they are unaware of how detrimental it can be to their short-term and long-term health. Under-age drinking is not a MINOR problem!

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