HAYS COUNTY - Nearly six months after a Texas State student was dragged to death by a bus after a fraternity party in Martindale, her parent filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the bus company, multiple fraternities, and a slew of others, according to a petition filed with the Hays County District Clerk.
The lawsuit filed on March 21 by Freddie Joey Taylor Jr. seeks $10 million in damages. The document alleges that Skyline Party Bus Company as well as its management officer Brandon Burleson; B&B Shuttles; Gabriela Wilson, the driver of the bus on the night of the incident; SMTX Properties; VCD San Marcos River; and four national fraternities at Texas State University played roles in the death of his daughter, Jordin Taylor.
On Oct. 28, 2016, Taylor was found wedged between the ground and the axle of a party bus at Cool River Ranch, where fraternities Delta Tau Delta Zeta Delta, Kappa Alpha Order Epsilon Iota, Alpha Tau Omega and Pi Kappa Alpha hosted events. The lawsuit claims Taylor was struck by a party bus before her body became trapped underneath. She was found dead the following day by a mechanic.
The lawsuit claims all parties created a dangerous environment by not having enough security for an event catering to over 2,000 people, by having poor lighting, by allowing underage drinking and by allowing reckless driving and negligence by the bus drivers, who were entering and exiting the property.
The lawsuit concludes with a demand for a trial by jury.
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