Authorities investigating death of MSU student
Published 8:38 pm Saturday, May 2, 2009
A coroner says an 18-year-old Mississippi State University student who collapsed in a campus residence hall died of cardiac arrest.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said Matthew Gatewood was transported to Oktibbeha County Hospital Thursday and pronounced dead in the emergency room.
A news release from the university said Gatewood was a freshman civil engineering major from Clinton.
Bill Kibler, vice president for student affairs, called the death is “a great tragedy for a very promising young man.”
Gatewood maintained a perfect grade point average while at Mississippi State.