$3M settlement in deadly fall at Penn frat party
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - December 3, 2012 (WPVI) -- The parents of a 20-year-old college student who died after a New Year's Eve party at the University of Pennsylvania have settled a wrongful death lawsuit for more than $3 million.
The lawsuit says Matthew Crozier of Yardley fell 30 feet from a stairway at Phi Kappa Sigma house on Jan. 1, 2011.
The suit alleges that the underage Crozier was allowed to drink at the party and buy beer earlier at a Bucks County store.
Crozier, the son of David and Helene Crozier, had been a student-athlete at John Carroll University in Ohio.
Family lawyers say the settlement includes $3 million from the fraternity and $375,000 from Suds Beer Store of Trevose, and undisclosed terms with Penn.
A Penn spokeswoman says the university cannot comment on the confidential settlement.
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