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Coroner Identifies Deceased UK Student as 18-Year-Old From Henderson

The identity of a University of Kentucky student who was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive on Monday has been released.

Posted: Oct 19, 2021 11:37 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2021 12:44 AM

A University of Kentucky student who was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive on Monday has been identified.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office identified the student as 18-year-old Thomas "Lofton" Hazelwood of Henderson, Kentucky. He had just graduated from Henderson County High School this year.

Lofton Hazelwood - (Tomblinson Funeral Home)

The coroner's report says Hazelwood's death was accidental and identifies the cause as presumed alcohol toxicity, pending investigation.

UK released a statement Tuesday that said the UK Police Department was called to the FarmHouse Fraternity around 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening after Hazelwood was reportedly found unresponsive. They said he was taken to UK HealthCare's Chandler Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

While foul play is not suspected in Hazelwood's death, the UK Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances.

Support services are being offered to members of the fraternity as well as the student's family and classmates.

A group gathered on UK's campus Tuesday night for a prayer vigil in remembrance of Hazelwood and held another service Thursday.

A Funeral Mass will be at noon Saturday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Henderson, where Hazelwood was a member.

Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and from 11:00 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Following the funeral mass, Hazelwood will be buried in St Louis Cemetery.

You can find Hazelwood's obituary here

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