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UNC student had high BAC when he fell from tower

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A toxicology report shows a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had a blood alcohol content of .22 percent when he fell to his death from a tower at a plant.

The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1crhPQt) that the toxicology report released Monday showed 18-year-old David Shannon of Charlotte had a blood alcohol content that was nearly three times the legal limit to drive. The autopsy results released Monday by the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office showed he died of trauma to the head, neck and body.

Friends who followed a GPS signal from his cellphone found his body Oct. 27, 2012, at a Carrboro concrete plant.

Police have not ruled out the possibility that hazing was involved in Shannon's death. He was a fraternity pledge.

Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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