Frat members sued over Yale-Harvard game death

Frat members sued over Yale-Harvard game death

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Eighty-six current and former members of a Yale University fraternity are being sued over a deadly tailgating crash at the 2011 Yale-Harvard football game.

A rental truck carrying beer kegs heading to the Sigma Phi Epsilon tailgating area outside the Yale Bowl fatally struck 30-year-old Nancy Barry of Salem, Mass., and injured two other women. The Yale student who was driving entered a probation program that erased the criminal charges against him.

Lawyers for Barry's family and one of the injured women sued the fraternity members late last month. They say insurance for the national Sigma Phi Epsilon organization doesn't cover the local chapter, so they have to sue the local fraternity and its members.

Fraternity members declined to comment.

Yale tightened tailgating rules in the wake of the crash.

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