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August 25, 2014

Broken golf club pierces Ark. college student in neck

The broken club struck part of her spine and nicked an artery when it splintered during a frat party

The Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. — An Arkansas State University vice chancellor says he doesn't expect charges to be filed in the freak injury of a student who was impaled in the neck by a broken golf club.

Natalie Jo Eaton was hit in the neck Tuesday night at Arkansas State University's Kappa Alpha fraternity house. A sharp fragment struck part of her spine and nicked an artery.

Witnesses say a 19-year-old fraternity member was using the club like a baseball bat to hit a football when it splintered. It traveled 30 feet before impaling Eaton.

She is being treated at the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. A hospital official said she remained in critical condition Friday.

Associated PressCopyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Rick Stripling told KAIT-TV that university authorities don't suspect foul play.

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