$3M settlement in deadly fall at Penn frat party

    The parents of a 20-year-old college student who died after a New Year’s Eve party at the University of Pennsylvania have settled a wrongful death lawsuit for more than $3 million.

    The lawsuit says Mattew Crozier of Yardley fell from a stairway at Phi Kappa Sigma house on Jan. 1, 2011 and died four days later.

    The suit alleges that the underage Crozier was allowed to drink at the party and buy beer beforehand at a Bucks County store.

    Crozier, the son of David and Helene Crozier, had been a student athlete at John Carroll University in Ohio.

    Family lawyers say the settlement includes $3 million from the fraternity and $375,000 from Suds Beer Store of Trevose, and an undetermined settlement with Penn.

    The university has no immediate comment.

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