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Police: Drugs, alcohol killed SUNY Oneonta freshman from Long Island

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ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities in an upstate New York college town say a combination of drugs and alcohol caused the death of a Long Island freshman found unconscious at a fraternity.

Police tell The Daily Star of Oneonta that 18-year-old Daniel William Michaels, of Dix Hills in Suffolk County, died of cardiac arrest after being brought to a hospital in a private vehicle early last Saturday morning.

Michaels was studying business economics at the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Police say he was found unconscious on a couch in the off-campus home of Alpha Pi, a frat that's not recognized by the college. The newspaper reports he was a new pledge.

Authorities say a small amount of alcohol was found in his system. The amount of drugs detected won't be available until a full toxicology report is completed.

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