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Washington State University student dies in dorm

UPDATED: MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 2 P.M.

A Washington State University student died over the weekend after being found unconscious in a dorm room.

The student, 18-year-old Kenneth D. Hummel, a freshman from Lynwood, Wash., was visiting Stephenson Hall (South) on Saturday and was found unconscious around 2:30 a.m. Students called 911 and tried to revive him. Officers continued CPR efforts until medics arrived. Hummel was transported to Pullman Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hummel was not a resident of Stephenson South and sustained no apparent physical injuries, WSU Police Cpl. Matt Kuhrt said, according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Kuhrt said it is not yet known if Hummel suffered from an underlying medical condition that may have contributed to his death.

WSU Police assistant chief Steve Hansen said an autopsy will be performed on Tuesday morning.

Police do not suspect foul play.



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