Penn State death ruled accidental

September 22, 2009 4:02:20 PM PDT
A coroner says a Penn State student from Latrobe died as the result of an accident. Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers made the ruling in the death of 18-year-old freshman Joseph Dado after an autopsy conducted Tuesday. Sayers concluded the cause of death was head trauma.

Dado was last seen alive while leaving a fraternity house around 3 a.m. Sunday and his body was found about 75 yards away on Monday. Police believe he may have fallen about 15 feet to the bottom of a concrete stairwell.

Police are investigating whether alcohol played a role in the death.

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Information from: Centre Daily Times

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