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RIT Student Fatally Injured Leaving Party; Three Fellow Students Face Alcohol-Related Charges

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Three RIT students are facing charges for hosting a party that resulted in the death of an RIT student.

Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies charged Matthew Gibson and Eric Brown, both 19, and 18-year-old John Dong with unlawfully dealing with a child.

Deputies say the three are accused of hosting a party at an off-campus apartment building on John Street in Henrietta on October 26th where alcohol was provided to teenagers.

Police were called when 19-year old Alexander Ketchek had left the party and attempted to climb a wall before falling.

Ketchek was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. RIT officials tell us he died about two weeks later.

Ketcheck was a 2011 graduate of the School Without Walls in Rochester and a second year RIT student studying film and animation.

The investigation continues and it is unclear if additional charges will be filed. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP