Posted: Oct 25, 2010 8:17 AM by Nichole Larkey
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Nicholls State University student who died last month in an on-campus hayride was heavily intoxicated and had an anti-anxiety drug in his system at the time of his death, according to toxicology tests done by the Lafourche Coroner's Office.
Nathan Trepagnier, a sophomore history major from New Orleans, was on a trailer being pulled east on Bowie Road as part of Nicholls' homecoming festivities Sept. 25 when he fell forward into the roadway.
The 19-year-old, who was trying to reposition himself on a bale of hay, was killed when the trailer he was on rolled over him.
TLafourche Coroner Dr. John King said toxicology results reveal Trepagnier was three times over Louisiana's legal blood-alcohol limit and had Valium in his body.