Autopsy Completed On Football Player, 17, Who Died After Party
PANORAMA CITY (CBS) — An autopsy has been completed on the body of a 17-year-old football player who died after attending a party where teens were drinking alcohol.
Police say 17-year-old Salvador Preciado’s death appears to be “the result of alcohol intoxication.”
However, the official results will not be released until toxicology tests are complete, which could take weeks.
Preciado’s mother, Irma Guevara, also believes heavy drinking at the party on Friday night led to his death. Guevara says she found Preciado, who appeared to choke on his own vomit, on Saturday morning.
The teen who threw the party spoke with CBS2 over the weekend.
“We threw this party for my friend’s birthday. Everyone brought their own drinks, and everything just got out of control,” the teen said. “Everyone was drinking a lot, but he was drinking too much, like he didn’t have self-control. After he passed away, I heard it was his first time drinking.”
Preciado’s friends say he had fallen off a table and hit his head.