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As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported Wednesday, freshman Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng was pledging the Pi Delta Psi fraternity when he joined about 30 members on a trip from Manhattan to Candlewood Drive in the Sierra View community in Monroe County, N.J.
According to the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, Deng was brought to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital early Sunday morning after he was injured while taking part in a “ritual” in the yard of the residence.
Deng was unresponsive and in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital, the district attorney’s office said. He had suffered major brain trauma and was placed on life support. Deng died from his injuries on Monday morning.