A lawsuit has been filed arising out of an incident where a Texas State student was dragged to death by a bus after a fraternity party in Martindale, Texas. The lawsuit was filed against the bus company, multiple fraternities, and a number of others. The lawsuit filed by Freddie Joey Taylor Jr., the father of Jordin Taylor, seeks $10 million in damages. It’s alleged that Skyline Party Bus Company; 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 all played roles in the death of the student.
On Oct. 28, 2016, the student 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 Miss 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 of the defendants created a dangerous environment by not having enough security for an event catering to more than 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.