Nizamutdinov, Estate of Rustam vs. Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Individual Defendants

Louisiana District Court, Lafayette County, Case No. 20175360

University of Louisiana-Lafayette student, Rustam Nizamutdinov, 24, died November 6, 2016, when a Kappa Sigma pledge fell asleep at the wheel and veered off the road, hitting him as he was walking on the side of the road. The driver, Michael Gallagher Jr., blames fraternity hazing for the fatal crash.

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