Friends Accused Of Supplying Alcohol To Miami Student Killed By Train

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Police in southwest Ohio have charged five friends of a Miami University student killed by a freight train of helping her get drunk.

Nineteen-year-old Beth Speidel of Strongsville walked away from a group of friends and was hit by the train last weekend.

Oxford police say they have filed misdemeanor charges against five Miami students in the alcohol-related death.

Four are accused of permitting underage consumption at private residences. Another student is accused by buying alcohol for Speidel at a tavern.

A court hearing is set for next month. If convicted, they each face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a one-thousand dollar fine.