UK student found unresponsive at FarmHouse Fraternity dies of ‘presumed alcohol toxicity,’ pending investigation


The FarmHouse Fraternity house on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Sarah Michels

A student found unresponsive at FarmHouse Fraternity and pronounced dead Monday night has been identified as 18-year-old Thomas “Lofton” Hazelwood.

Fayette County Coroner Garry Ginn said Hazelwood died from “presumed alcohol toxicity,” pending investigation by the UK Police Department. Hazelwood was found unresponsive at the FarmHouse Fraternity house Monday night and pronounced dead at UK’s Chandler Hospital after attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. 

According to UK spokesperson Jay Blanton, UKPD responded at 6:22 p.m. Hazelwood died at 7:06 p.m. according to the coroner’s report, which listed the manner of death as an “accident.”

Hazelwood was a first-year agricultural economics major from Henderson County, Kentucky, Blanton said.

Foul play is not suspected, the university said in an official statement Tuesday morning. FarmHouse CEO Christian Wiggins told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the fraternity has “encouraged all members to cooperate with the investigation.”

UK’s statement also said university officials are offering support services to members of the fraternity, family and classmates. There will be a memorial service at the Catholic Newman Center Tuesday at 8 p.m.