Delta Kappa Epsilon can be sued in fatal Yale crash, says Connecticut Supreme Court
- The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Delta Kappa Epsilon can be sued in connection with a 2003 crash that killed four Yale University students and injured five others.
- The students were returning from an event held by the fraternity in New York City on Jan. 17, 2003, when their SUV slammed into a tractor-trailer that had crashed on I-95 in Fairfield, and relatives say the SUV's driver was sleep-deprived as a result of the "Hell Week" hazing of pledges.
- According to the lawsuit, Delta Kappa Epsilon had an obligation to provide safe transportation home and negligently chose driver Sean Fenton in spite of the fact that he had slept little that week and had been awake for 20 hours prior to the accident.
From the article:
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a fraternity can be sued in connection with a 2003 crash that killed four Yale University students, including two Yale baseball team members. The students were returning from a Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity event in New York City on Jan. 17, 2003, when their SUV slammed into a tractor-trailer that had crashed on Interstate 95 in Fairfield. ...
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