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Tucker Hipps family looks to bring community together to mark anniversary of his death

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Tucker Hipps

As the third anniversary of Tucker Hipps’ death approaches, Hipps’ mother is asking the public to join her and pray for students during national hazing prevention week.
In a Facebook post made earlier this week, Cindy Hipps asked members of the public to meet her at Tucker Hipps’ cross on the Highway 93 bridge in Clemson at 5:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.
Tucker Hipps was a 19-year-old Clemson University sophomore and fraternity pledge who was found dead near the Highway 93 bridge after going on a run with members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity on Sept. 22, 2014. Hipps died of head injuries that were consistent with a fall, according to Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis.
Fraternity members have frequently denied seeing Hipps fall, and Clemson University and local and national chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon have denied responsibility for Hipps’ death.
The case remains open and unsolved, and no criminal charges have been filed.
In March 2015, the Hipps family filed a wrongful death lawsuit and a survival action against Clemson University, the fraternity and the student defendants. Clemson and the fraternity legally settled with the Hipps family in August 2017.

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