Parents file wrongful death suit after son dies during alleged fraternity hazing

The parents of Donnie Wade Jr. have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Prairie View A & M and others claiming that their son’s death was a result of the fraternity’s hazing reports The Seattle Times.

Wade, who was a junior and transfer student collapsed and became ill while running track, doing push ups and other physical activities with other fraternity members. Apparently the fraternity members waved off calling an ambulance when Wade collapsed but later put him in a car and drove him to the hospital. Wade either died in the car or upon arrival at the hospital. An autopsy has been performed but the results are pending.

Fraternity hazing is a crime in Texas.

Wrongful death is the death of a person caused by either the negligence or a wrongful act of another. In Washington state, the family of a person who was wrongfully killed may recover damages in a civil action brought against the person or entity whose negligence caused their loved one’s death.

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