Coroner: OSU Student Who Died In Mirror Lake Broke His Neck

Nov 27, 2015

Austin Singletary
Credit Ohio State University

The Franklin County Coroner says the Ohio State University student who died after jumping into Mirror Lake on Wednesday broke his neck.

Preliminary autopsy results show 22-year-old Austin Singletary sustained a fracture of his C-5 vertebra during the plunge. Additional testing could take six or seven weeks to determine a final cause of death. Ohio State says it's moving to end the annual student-led event, though it is not yet clear how.