RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The family of a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University who died while trying to join a fraternity on campus is now filing a lawsuit.
On Feb. 27, 2021, 19-year-old Adam Oakes was found dead in an off-campus house after accepting a bid to join the Delta Chi Fraternity chapter at VCU.
The medical examiner ruled Adam’s death accidental by alcohol poisoning in May 2021.
On Tuesday, Adam’s family released a statement announcing their plans to sue:
The Delta Chi Fraternity chapter at VCU was banned from VCU in late May 2021.
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