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Who was Madison Brooks? LSU student was raped before being dumped on street where she was hit by car

LSU Alpha Phi, Madison's sorority, released a tribute statement grieving the 'sudden and tragic loss of our sister'
UPDATED JAN 24, 2023
Madison Brooks was a sophomore in the Alpha Phi sorority at LSU (LSU Alpha Phi/Facebook)
Madison Brooks was a sophomore in the Alpha Phi sorority at LSU (LSU Alpha Phi/Facebook)

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: A sophomore student was killed after being hit by a car, plunging the college community in Louisiana in deep sorrow. Madison Brooks, commonly known to her friends as Madi was run over by a car on January 15 and died in a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested several people on suspicion of rape in connection with Brooks' death on Monday, January 23, reported Daily Mail. A 17-year-old juvenile and Kaivon Deondre Washington, 18, were arrested and charged with third-degree rape. In addition, Casen Carver, 18, and Everett Lee, 28, were detained and accused of being principles to the crime as they were present but not directly involved in the rape.


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According to police, Madison Brooks, 19, left a bar in Tigerland around 1 am and got into a vehicle with the four suspects. The 18-year-old Washington and the 17-year-old unnamed juvenile then allegedly raped her in the backseat, while the other two accused were in the front seat. The highly intoxicated Madison was then dropped off at a random spot and the suspects drove off. This led to her being hit by a vehicle around 3 am on Burbank Drive near Pelican Lakes Parkway.

According to the arrest records, Madison Brooks was nearly four times the legal limit of intoxication at the time of her death with a blood alcohol level of.319%, which indicates that she was extremely drunk. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was also found in her system.

Who is Madison Brooks?

Madison Brooks best known as Madi to her friends was a native of Covington, Louisiana. She was a sophomore with the Alpha Phi sorority at LSU and had also attended the Catholic, all-girls high school St. Scholastica Academy where she was a cheerleader.

LSU Alpha Phi posted a heartfelt tribute to Brooks on Facebook. "We are grieving the sudden and tragic loss of our sister, Madison Brooks, following the accident that took her life. Madison was a sophomore and made a lasting impact on all of us," read the group's statement, adding, "She was also a hero and was able to donate her heart and kidneys to save others. We send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. And we respectfully ask for time and space so we may support each other in our healing process. AOE."


"Madison was a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a niece, a classmate, and a friend to many of you. By all accounts, she was an amazing young woman with limitless potential. She should not have been taken from us in this way. What happened to her was evil, and our legal system will parcel out justice," LSU President William Tate said in a statement issued on Monday, January 23.

According to  Daily Mail, Madison was the oldest of three children born to Ashley, 43, and her husband, Scott, 51. Brady and Aiden were her younger brothers and social media pictures show adoring parents enjoying time with their children while Madi was away at college. She was struck by a ride-share car at roughly 3.00 am after crossing into the middle of the road, which resulted in her death shortly after. According to reports, Brooks was struck while standing in a dark area of the road close to Pelican Lakes Parkway. The driver has not yet been taken into custody and did not show any signs of intoxication.