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Rutgers Student Dies After Fall

October 13, 1998

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) _ A Rutgers University student who fell down a flight of stairs following a night of drinking was taken off life support and died early Monday, a university spokeswoman said.

Jason Greco, 20, of Riverton, sustained head injuries after falling down the stairs in his Theta Chi fraternity house on Thursday night.

Greco was declared clinically dead Sunday and was kept on life support at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital until his organs could be harvested, said university officials.

On the night of the accident, Greco had been drinking with friends at the Olde Queens Tavern, a popular off-campus bar, Middlesex County Prosecutor Glenn Berman told The Star-Ledger of Newark. University officials said Greco was intoxicated at the time of his fall. At the family’s request, Greco’s blood alcohol level was not released.

Greco was a third year engineering student.

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