Cal Poly Freshman Dead After Fraternity Party

Police still investigating role of alcohol in death

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A Cal Poly freshman died Tuesday morning at an off-campus home, reportedly after attending a party at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity the night before, the Mustang Daily writes.

Carson Starkey, 18, was found unresponsive at a fraternity member's house around 6 a.m. After residents attempted to resuscitate him, he was transported to a local hospital, where he died. Pending autopsy results, the official cause of death is still unknown.

Starkey was a pledge at the fraternity, although school officials are investigating whether the party was a pledge event.

Cal Poly has since suspended SAE's charter, as has the group's national organization. The Cal Poly SAE chapter declined to comment for the Mustang Daily's story.