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New York College Student Dies in Apparent Hazing Incident

Suffered head injuries from being tackled


Police are investigating the death of a college student who suffered brain trauma after "too many" tackles during a fraternity hazing incident over the weekend in the Poconos, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Criminal investigators probing the death of Chen "Michael" Deng, 19, a freshman at Baruch College in Manhattan, are looking to "identify who was responsible for the injuries that killed him," said E. David Christine Jr., the district attorney of Monroe County, about 75 miles west of New York City.

Deng was pledging his college chapter of Pi Delta Psi fraternity, the DA's Chief County Detective Eric Kerchner said in a statement on Wednesday.