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Lawsuit over UConn student's death seeks to add fraternity

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The parents of Jeffny Pally are seeking to add the national and local chapters of the Kappa Sigma fraternity as defendants in their wrongful death lawsuit. (Family photo) The parents of Jeffny Pally are seeking to add the national and local chapters of the Kappa Sigma fraternity as defendants in their wrongful death lawsuit. (Family photo)
HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

The parents of a University of Connecticut student who was killed by a campus fire department vehicle are seeking to add the national and local chapters of the Kappa Sigma fraternity as defendants in their wrongful death lawsuit.

Authorities say 19-year-old sophomore Jeffny Pally, of West Hartford, fell asleep in front of a fire department garage door in October after drinking alcohol at an off-campus party, and was run over by an SUV responding to a call.

Pally's parents are suing the state and the driver. They filed a motion Friday asking a state judge in Hartford to allow them to add the fraternity chapters as defendants, saying the fraternity hosted the party.

A fraternity official didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment Friday.

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