LSU: Grief counselors available for students grieving from loss of fellow student

LSU: Grief counselors available for students grieving from loss of fellow student
Photo of Chris Broussard provided by a famly member.

POSTED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 1:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 4:59pm

Grief counselors are being made available to LSU students following the death of a fellow student.

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chris Broussard,” F. King Alexander, LSU President and Chancellor, said. “We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this time.”

Broussard, 22, was killed from a car crash during the early morning on Tuesday, Aug. 27. However, roughly 36-hours passed before the scene was discovered.

"[The] vehicle was pretty much covered with high grasses," St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said. "Cars passing by couldn't see it. Baton Rouge air support happened to find the vehicle around about 6:40 this evening [Wednesday, Aug. 28] and notified local law enforcement."

Investigators believe Broussard hit a guardrail on Highway 30, which caused his vehicle to flip and roll into Bayou Manchac.

Brousard was last seen at a party at Bogie’s Bar and Grill near LSU. His last communication was with his mother via text message at roughly 1:00 a.m. He told her he was headed to the family’s home in Ascension Parish.

Broussard graduated from Catholic High School in 2009 and was enrolled for classes at LSU. He was majoring in Criminology and Sociology.

The LSU Student Health Center Mental Health Service provides grief counseling for members of the LSU community who have been impacted by this tragedy. Call (225) 578-8774 to set up an appointment. The center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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