|| By FITSNEWS || The son of a U.S. Congressman is one of three fraternity members named as defendants in a wrongful death suit brought by the family of Tucker Hipps, the 19-year-old Clemson student who died last September after an “unsupported fall” from a bridge near campus.
Samuel Quillen Carney – son of U.S. Rep. John Carney – is one of three members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity named in the suit. Carney, a Democrat, has represented Delaware in the U.S. House since 2011. Prior to that he spent two terms as the state’s lieutenant governor.
Circumstances surrounding Hipps’ untimely passing remain shrouded in secrecy, but the $25 million lawsuit filed by his family strongly suggests fraternity hazing was involved. That’s consistent with what Clemson students told us at the time – and with our follow-up reports.
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