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article imageAutopsy Report Expected Today in Death of VMI Cadet

By Bob Gordon     Nov 10, 2009 in Health
The autopsy report on the body of John Alexander Evans is expected today. Cadet Evans was found unconscious in his room shorty after a ten-mile road march on Saturday.
According to a media release issued by the Virginia Mlitary Institute (VMI) described Evans as a freshman--"member of the Rat class"--from Highland, Maryland who was an International Studies major and a member of the Marine ROTC program.
Regarding the incident itself, the release was terse:
A 4th Class cadet (freshman) collapsed following a training event and was pronounced dead shortly after noon today at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital.
John Alexander Evans, 19, of Highland, Md., collapsed in his Barracks room after completing a 10-mile road march with other members of the Rat Class.
Subsequently, a VMI spokesman has stated that Cadet Evans had no known medical problems and exhibited no signs of stress or discomfort during the road march.
A funeral service will be held at the St. Louis Catholic Church, in Clarksville on Saturday at 10 a.m.
VMI has committed to a review of its training policies and procedures once the autopsy report is available.
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