Link to medical examiner and Adam Oakes article.
RICHMOND, Va. — Ethanol toxicity, more commonly known as alcohol poisoning, killed VCU freshman Adam Oakes, according to ?Virginia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The manner of death was ruled as accidental.
Oakes’ parents said Adam died after he received a bid to join the Delta Chi fraternity.
Oakes, 19, had attended a fraternity event hours before his body was discovered at a home on West Clay Street in February 2021.