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University of Kentucky student, 18, found dead in dorm from suspected alcohol poisoning


An 18-year-old freshman at the University of Kentucky may have died of alcohol poisoning after becoming unresponsive Monday night at a dorm.

University police were called to the FarmHouse Fraternity home around 6:22 p.m. last night, according to the university.

Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood, an agricultural economics major from Henderson, was found unresponsive and taken to Chandler Hospital at the University of Lexington.

He was pronounced dead later that night from what the coroner suspects is alcohol poisoning, according to WKT.

No official cause of death has been released, but malicious intent is not suspected. Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of his death.

It remains unclear how the student obtained the alcohol he believed killed him, what he drank and how much.

Thomas ‘Lofton’ Hazelwood, 18, was found unresponsive in a University of Kentucky dorm

Thomas 'Lofton' Hazelwood, 18

Thomas 'Lofton' Hazelwood, 18

Freshman agricultural economy was declared dead on Monday evening

Tracey, Hazelwood’s mother, said he was an “old soul.” Such a good boy. Everyone loved him. Never leave any of us without saying I love you.” Whaha in Louisville.

It’s unclear if there was an event or party at the fraternity home at the time of Hazelwood’s death.

“The thoughts of the entire British community are with his family and everyone who knew him,” the university said in a… pronunciation Tuesday, adding that they are offering “support services” to Hazelwood’s fraternity brothers, as well as his family and classmates.

The FarmHouse fraternity has issued a similar statement.

“It is with sadness that we share the passing of a new member of the University of Kentucky’s FarmHouse Fraternity,” said Christian Wiggins, CEO of the fraternity.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, chapter members and the entire community. We have encouraged all members to participate in the survey. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.”

He was found by police at the FarmHouse Fraternity home, which hosts 60 members and costs $700 per semester to join

He was found by police at the FarmHouse Fraternity home, which hosts 60 members and costs $700 per semester to join

The fraternity says it will work with university police to investigate his death

The fraternity says it will work with university police to investigate his death

Haley Hart, a student at the University of Kentucky, told WKYT the situation was “scary,” though few details are known Tuesday night.

“Nobody just thinks about that when they come to college,” she said.

“He came here three months ago thinking it was going to be the best time of his life, and this is happening, and it’s absolutely horrible, but all you can do is pray for them and try to hope for the best.” .’

The FarmHouse Fraternity was established in 1905, while the British Section was chartered in 1951, according to the UK FarmHouse website.

It currently has 71 members and the student house can accommodate up to 60 of them.

“The purpose of our Fraternity is to promote good companionship, encourage an eagerness to learn, and inspire its members to seek the best in their chosen field of study, as well as in life,” says the Frat.

The fraternity charges $700 in dues per semester.

The University of Kentucky costs an estimated $31,754 per year for in-state students, according to the college’s website. The costs include board and lodging, booking and travel.

A student told WHAS that students are looking for more answers about Hazelwood’s death on Monday night.

“I want to know what really happened. I want to know how many children are really injured, is everyone okay?’ she asked.

“And what’s really going on on campus is hard for anyone to understand because so many different things are being said.”


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