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Investigation: Midshipman drank before fatal crash

Jun. 4, 2014 - 04:22PM   |  
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ANNAPOLIS, MD. — An investigation has found a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman who died in a car crash on campus in February had been drinking at an Annapolis bar before the incident.

The investigation found 25-year-old Max Allen of Chesterfield, Virginia, returned to his dorm on campus Feb. 15. Shortly after, he went back out, got into his Ford SUV, struck a building and swerved off the road into College Creek. The vehicle was submerged.

The Capital obtained results of the academy investigation.

Investigators found that Allen briefly struggled to escape from his vehicle in the water before succumbing to cold water temperatures. A final autopsy listed the cause of death as hypothermia, complicated by drowning.

Investigators recommended the academy conduct additional training in vehicle safety and the effects of alcohol.

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