Iowa State Student Dies From Excessive Drinking, Hypothermia

AMES, IA -25 MAY 2016- The landmark Stanton carillon bell tower campanile on the campus of Iowa State University (of Science and Technology), a public research university located in Ames, Iowa.

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Olivia Chutich, a student at Iowa State University, has died at 21 after being found unconscious in the parking lot of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Chutich, who was believed to have been lying in the parking lot for several hours in freezing temperatures as low as 8 degrees, died of acute alcohol intoxication and hypothermia, according to the Ames Tribune.

The 21-year-old was born in Guatemala and was later adopted by Allina Health CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler and Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich.

“I want to extend my sympathies to Olivia‚Äôs family and friends during this difficult time,” Sharron Evans, ISU associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students, said in a statement, “the health and wellness of our students are always a priority.”

Chutich was a junior majoring in communication studies.

Our deepest condolences go out to Chutich’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.

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