Autopsy: Dublin teen found at Ohio University frat died of asphyxiation from nitrous oxide ingestion


The Athens County Coroner determined that 18-year-old Collin Wiant of Dublin died from asphyxiation due to nitrous oxide ingestion.

The coroner's report, however, was unable to determine how much nitrous oxide was in his blood "due to quantitative analysis failure."

Wiant died November 28, 2018, after what his family's attorney alleges was a hazing incident inside at the Sigma Pi Fraternity annex at Ohio University, where Wiant was a student.

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The university ordered the fraternity and all of its members to immediately "cease and desist all organizational activities."

The family filed a civil lawsuit six days ago against the fraternity as well as 10 other unnamed people who were there the night Wiant died.

The attorney for the Wiant family tells 10TV many of those people refused to answer questions about the events leading up to Wiant's death.

On Wednesday, the attorney filed subpoenas to compel them to talk.

The Athens City Police Department continues to investigate the case.

Sigma Pi National Fraternity sent 10TV the following statement:

"We are aware of the tragic passing of Collin Wiant this past November and we continue to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. To my knowledge, Sigma Pi International has not been served with a lawsuit involving Mr. Wiant, so we are not able to comment. If we are served with a lawsuit, our attorneys will review and determine the appropriate response."