Eighteen-year-old Andrew Polakowski was the last person in a group of students to enter a third-floor elevator Friday night, when it unexpectedly began to descend with the doors open.
Police say Polakowski was pinned when he tried to escape through a gap between the top of the elevator and the third floor.
The coroner says Polakowski had chest and abdominal injuries, and died of mechanical asphyxia.
Police say the death appears to be an accident, but they’re continuing to investigate.
Polakowski was a freshman and pre-business major.