Slain LSU student Madison Brooks died “a hero” by donating her kidneys and heart after she was struck by a car earlier this month, her local sorority chapter members said in honoring their fallen member.
Brooks, a 19-year-old sophomore, died after she was struck by a car in East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana in the early morning hours of Jan. 15. On Monday investigators announced they had arrested four males, including a 17-year-old, after two of them allegedly raped an intoxicated Brooks – while the other two were present – before dropping her off shortly before she was struck.
Specifically, the 17-year-old, who has not been identified, and 18-year-old Kaivon Deondre Washington were charged with third-degree rape. Two others, Washington’s uncle Everett Deonte Lee, 28, and 18-year-old Casen Carver, were charged with being principles to third-degree rape.
In Louisiana, third-degree rape involves sexual intercourse that “is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim,” according to state law.
In a statement released last week – before the criminal charges were announced – LSU’s Alpha Phi chapter wrote: “We are grieving the sudden and tragic loss of our sister, Madison Brooks, following the accident that took her life.”
Brooks, the statement reads, “made a lasting impact on all of us. She was also a hero and was able to donate her heart and kidneys to save others.”
Visitation and funeral services will be held in Covington, Louisiana, on Friday, Feb. 3.
A spokesperson for East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Digital the person who struck Brooks is not facing criminal charges, and added that the person “was not impaired and contacted emergency personnel immediately.”
Documents related to the four arrests describe how the suspects and the victim had been drinking alcohol at a bar on Bob Pettit Boulevard, called Reggie’s, located roughly one mile from LSU campus.
The four men left the bar with the victim, according to police records. Carver allegedly told police that Brooks “asked for a ride home.” “[H]e admitted that he agreed to…