New York college freshman dies after frat party

A freshman at the State University of New York reportedly died after he was found unconscious after a night of partying at an off-campus fraternity house.

Daniel William Michaels, an 18-year-old student at SUNY Oneonta, was found unresponsive just after midnight on Saturday, The Daily Star reported on Monday.

Oneonta Police Chief Douglas Brenner told the newspaper Michaels died due to cardiac arrest after ingesting a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Michaels, who was studying business economics, was pledging Alpha Pi — a fraternity that operates off-campus and reportedly isn’t recognized by the school.

“The college has no affiliation with groups it does not recognize. Such groups operate independent of the college,” Hal Legg, executive director of communications at SUNY Oneonta, told the New York Post.

Students told The Daily Star that they noticed Michaels was…

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