Congressman’s Son One of Five Defendants After Death of Fraternity Pledge

United States Representative, John Carney, Democrat Congressman from Delaware, has a son who is oen of five defendants in two lawsuits that are seeking $50 million after the death of a Clemson University fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon pledge. The wrongful death lawsuits were filed Monday after Tucker Hipps, 19, fell off a bridge into shallow water. Hipps was ordered by fraternity brothers to bring breakfast to the house the morning he disappeared and it is alleged that he was confronted by one of the brothers. SAE brothers at Clemson might feel the repercussions and pledges are often pushed over the edge of the bridge at Lake Hartwell near campus and encouraged to swim ashore.