Criminal Probe At Standstill In Clemson Death

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) – A prosecutor says that, despite a new witness account mentioned in civil court documents, the criminal investigation into the death of a Clemson University student remains at a standstill.

Media outlets reported this week that documents recently filed in a $25 million lawsuit said Tucker Hipps was forced to walk on a narrow bridge railing before falling to his death last September while pledging for a fraternity.

Solicitor Chrissy Adams says deputies earlier interviewed the witness.

She says the witness waited a long time to come forward, didn’t recall what day he saw students on the bridge and said the students were having a good time, which would not indicate hazing.

She says unless any other leads come into the sheriff’s office, the criminal investigation remains at a standstill.

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