Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Against Sorority
A personal injury lawsuit has been filed against a North Carolina sorority chapter following the untimely death of 20-year-old Victoria T’nya-Ann Carter.
According to the Charlotte Observer, the mother of the East Carolina University student who died in a single-car wreck at the end of a sorority “Hell Week” has filed a wrongful death suit against the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority with claims that hazing played a role in the fatal incident.
Carter was one of two students who died in that crash in November 2010. A sorority pledge was driving at the time and pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle. The lawsuit states she claimed “excessive and overwhelming fatigue, exhaustion and sleep deprivation” following Hell Week, which led to falling asleep behind the wheel.
The lawsuit contains a lengthy list of extensive initiation activities the pledges were to endure as part of the acceptance process.
The Carter family is seeking damages and hopes to change the sorority culture so incidents of this nature do not happen again.
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