Autopsy reveals details of death of SDSU student after fall from bed

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An autopsy report released by the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office Thursday for a San Diego State student who died after falling from his bed after a night of partying revealed elevated alcohol levels.

SDSU Freshman Dylan Hernandez succumbed to head injuries suffered after falling from a bunk bed in his dorm room following a frat party in November of 2019.

The report confirmed what the ME initially reported following the 19-year-old’s death ruling the cause of death as blunt force injuries to the head and manner of death as an accident.

At the time of the autopsy, a toxicology report said elevated alcohol levels of 0.06 percent and cannabinoids were found in his system. However, earlier reports said that Hernandez had a blood-alcohol level of .23 percent at around midnight.

According to the report, Hernandez fell out of his bunk bed early on the morning of Nov. 7 after attending an on-campus fraternity event the night before. He was helped back to bed and was later found unresponsive without a pulse.

San Diego State University Police Department said they are aware of the autopsy results released Thursday and it will be considered in their ongoing investigation.



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