Settlement for student’s fatal fall will help fund scholarships

    Proceeds from the $3 million settlement for Matthew Crozier’s fatal fall in a Phliadelphia frat house will help send others to schools.

    Crozier died days after a fall at a University of Pennsylvania frat house in early 2011.He was visitng from John Carroll Univeristy in Ohio.

    Parents of the LaSalle College High School grad say proceeds from that settlement will set up need-based scholarships for students looking to attend either school.

    “Matt was a caring individual who recognized that often life wasn’t fair, especially if you were economically disadvantaged, and he wanted to do something about that,” Crozier’s father David said in the scholarship announcement.

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    The $3 million came from the fraternity, and the family also received “and undetermined settlement” with Penn.

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