A University of North Carolina Charlotte student is dead after she was severely intoxicated and fell out of a party bus window.
According to the Daily Mail UK, 20-year-old Polly
Rodgers fell out of the emergency window and into a street during a Kappa Sigma fraternity party on May 1. She landed in the middle lane of a street and was struck by two vehicles. Rodgers died at the scene.
Toxicology reports revealed that Rodger’s blood alcohol content level was 1.9. Authorities reported the rented party bus had fake license plates and was uninsured. The fraternity was suspended after it was discovered they used the party bus to take students to a bar.
The owner of Charlotte Party Charters, Victor Rabb, is facing thousands of dollars in citations due to the unsafe conditions of the party bus. It had unmarked emergency exits, a discharged fire extinguisher, broken windshield wipers, no warning devices, and engine oil leak, and balding tires. The party bus was not registered under the state.
As stated by the bus company’s policy, patrons under the age of 21 are not allowed to drink and it is up to the renter to check ages of passengers.
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The bus company had previous issues with Alcohol Law Enforcement.
‘We’ve seen violations at the previous encounters. Alcohol violations, some commercial motor vehicle violations,’
A GoFundMe was set up by Rodgers’ fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha To help her family with funeral expenses. Kappa Sigma released a statement about Rodgers’ death.
‘Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rogers family and to her loved ones
‘We are in the process of conducting an investigation of the event. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity will fully cooperate with all investigations of the University and local authorities.’
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