Coroner: Broken neck cause of Bellbrook grad’s death at Mirror Lake

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Franklin County Coroner says that Austin Singletary died of a broken neck after taking part in the traditional Mirror Lake jump at The Ohio State University Wednesday morning.

Austin Singletary
Austin Singletary

The coroner said Singletary suffered a fracture to his fifth cervical spine, and ruled the death accidental.

In a statement released on Wednesday officials with OSU said they are working on stopping the tradition of the student jump into Mirror Lake the week the football team plays Michigan. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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