Police investigate NC college student’s death

Derek Winton in a Facebook photo

ELON, N.C. (WFMY) — Police are investigating the death of an Elon University Student.

Elon Police were called to Villas Way Apartments just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning in reference to an unconscious, unresponsive person.

When officers arrived, someone was trying to revive the victim, identified as Derek Winton, 22.

Winton was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The death is under investigation but foul play is not suspected.

Winton was a senior at Elon University and was from Massachusetts.

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