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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.

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

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