Arkansas State official: No charges in accident

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas State University vice chancellor says he doesn't expect charges to be filed in the freak injury of a student who was impaled in the neck by a broken golf club.

Natalie Jo Eaton was hit in the neck Tuesday night at Arkansas State University's Kappa Alpha fraternity house. A sharp fragment struck part of her spine and nicked an artery.

Witnesses say a 19-year-old fraternity member was using the club like a baseball bat to hit a football when it splintered. It traveled 30 feet before impaling Eaton.

She is being treated at the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. A hospital official said she remained in critical condition on Friday.

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Rick Stripling tells KAIT-TV (http://bit.ly/1nb84qG ) that university authorities don't suspect foul play.

___

Information from: KAIT-TV, http://www.kait8.com/

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.