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more trouble in Colorado

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by OSUsushichic, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go!

    Teen found dead in Colo. State fraternity

    Sept. 8, 2004 | FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- A 19-year-old former homecoming queen was found dead at a Colorado State University fraternity over the weekend, and the fraternity chapter was suspended by its national headquarters.

    The body of Samantha Spady, a sophomore from Beatrice, Neb., was found Sunday evening in a lounge at the Sigma Pi fraternity by a member giving a tour of the house. Police suspect drinking contributed to her death but are waiting for the results of toxicology tests.

    Police spokeswoman Rita Davis said there was no sign of foul play, leading police to close their criminal investigation. However, it could be reopened if investigators discover someone else provided the underage student with alcohol.

    The fraternity's suspension means there will be no social activities at the house pending the results of an investigation but the members can continue living there, said Mark Briscoe, national executive director of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Sigma Pi.

    Meanwhile, police were trying to determine how Spady ended up at the fraternity. Davis said Spady was involved in a minor car accident on Saturday and called friends to pick her up. She said the friends indicated she was not drunk at the time.

    It's not clear whether Spady drank at the fraternity house on Saturday night but police believe members of the fraternity checked on the sophomore business major and thought she had passed out.

    Fraternity president Darren Pettapiece said there was no party at the house. CSU fraternities and sororities have been banned from having organized drinking parties at their houses since 2002 and must instead rent a site for such events.

    Adam Tatro, 23, who attended high school with Spady, said he did not understand why no one took her to the hospital.

    Spady was an honor student, cheerleading captain, homecoming queen and president of her class in Beatrice, a town of about 13,000 in southeastern Nebraska.

    "This just doesn't seem like her at all," Tatro said. "Sam, she was a smart girl. If you knew her at all through high school, she wasn't getting in trouble. She wasn't out doing stupid things."

    University president Larry Penley said Tuesday that he is creating a task force to look into alcohol abuse on campus.

    The university will also review whether Sigma Pi should remain sanctioned by the school once the police investigation is complete, said Anne Hudgens, the school's campus life director.

    Sigma Pi was disciplined in March for having a party and a keg at the house. Six fraternity members are also being sued by a man who said they assaulted him last summer when he accidentally drove on the fraternity's property with his wife and 12-year-old daughter.

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  2. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Sad story here in the Fort. I've heard that she had a BAC of around 0.4%. You've gotta believe someone at that fraternity has some answers, but nothing has come out yet.

    In other Fort Collins news, some 20 year old girl suffered severe head trauma after 'wiping out' while 'car surfing' yesterday. The car she was riding on reportedly stopped after she fell off, the '20-something' aged girls inside asked some passers-by to call 911, and took off. Nice friends.

    I swear I live in a nice town. :shake:

    Here's the 'car-surfing' article.

  3. bucknut74

    bucknut74 You Enjoy Myself

    car surfing??!? what the fuck. at some point you have to just shake your head and let darwanism take over. if you're stupid enough to stand on top of a moving vehicle, well let's just say you had it coming.. this may be harsh, but I see it as natural elimination of the stupid.
  4. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Believe it or not, you can blame the movie:


    for that idiocy.
  5. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    I rode on the hood of a friend's car in high school just playing around in a parking lot. What I didn't know was the girl that he liked, liked me... next thing you know we're doing 45 on a major road and I'm hanging on for dear life. I don't think he would have even stopped to ask someone to call 911 if I fell off.

    Happy ending for me though... I somehow didn't get hurt and a few years later I married the girl.

    If this girl is in her 20s and she saw teen wolf... she had problems before the car surfing.

    Seriously though, who's responsible... the person driving or the one "car surfing"? Can it be a "hit and run" if they didn't hit her?
  6. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President


    maybe not a hit and run, but def. a "leaving the scene" violation.

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