Unhappily, an eager student from Texas A&M University met an unexpected death while traveling through New Orleans. While communities mourn his demise and seek answers about its circumstances, this tragic event raises many questions regarding its exact causes and details of death.
Who was the student involved in the tragic accident?
Andrew Henges was only 19 when the unthinkable occurred that took his life. Devoted student at Texas A&M University, where he not only pursued academic pursuits but also made lasting friendships – particularly as part of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
What transpired on that fateful night?
According to the New Orleans Police Department, Henges was found deceased around 3:30 a.m. Saturday on Loyola Avenue near Warehouse District in the 600 block. Reports state he leant over the balcony railing before falling. When first responders arrived he had already passed.
Where did this incident take place?
Accident occurred at a parking garage located on Loyola Avenue near its 600 block in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, known for its urban charm and historical significance, making it a favorite tourist destination as well as local hot spot.
How has the university community responded?
The Texas A&M Delta Tau Delta chapter took to Instagram to express their grief and shock at the loss of their beloved brother. Their tribute described Andrew as a soft-spoken individual with a heart of gold, always ready to care for others. The fraternity praised his attributes, emphasizing his humility, selflessness, love, strength, and pride. Their message was clear: while they mourned the loss of Andrew, they would always cherish the beautiful memories he left behind.
Are there any investigations underway?
Yes, the incident remains under investigation. The Orleans Parish Coroner, Dwight McKenna, confirmed Henges’ identity. At this stage, it remains unknown whether any improper actions or contributing factors were to blame for Henges’ death. As the community seeks answers, officials may conduct an in-depth investigation to shed more light on what led up to her passing.
What’s next for the Henges family and the fraternity?
Andrew Henges’ passing has profoundly affected his family, friends, and fraternity brothers alike. To honor his memory and mourn his life appropriately, funeral services for Andrew will take place this Saturday, May 6, in Beaumont with many from Texas A&M community and beyond gathering to remember this extraordinary young man whose life touched so many.
Andrew Henges’ tragic death serves as a poignant reminder of life’s fragility, leaving many grieving while grieving family and friends of Henges searching for comfort from memories he left in others’ lives. While investigations continue into what led up to it all, it’s hoped answers can be found and Henges’ legacy of love, humility and strength will live on.