Fraternity suspended after student dies in fall from party bus

- A UNC-Charlotte fraternity has suspended operations in connection to the death of a 20-year-old student and sorority member on Tuesday. 

The Kappa-Omega Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity says they are investigating what happened Tuesday night prior to sophomore Polly Rogers' death. Rogers was killed around 10:25 p.m. in the 4500 block of North Tryon St. after she fell out of the emergency exit window of a party bus and was hit by multiple vehicles. 

Information gathered during the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's investigation indicates that Rogers and the other occupants of the bus were traveling from an off-campus house on Mallard Creek Church Rd. to uptown Charlotte. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity house is located in the 700 block of E. Mallard Creek Church Rd.

RELATED: UNC Charlotte community remembers student killed after falling from party bus

Police also say that there was alcohol on the bus, but it is unclear by whom the alcohol was being consumed. 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity released a statement on Thursday, saying: 

The Brothers of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Polly Rogers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rogers family and to her loved ones. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity has suspended the operations of our Kappa-Omega Chapter at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and we are in the process of conducting an investigation of the event on Tuesday evening. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity will fully cooperate with all investigations of the University and local authorities.

Police and university officials are still investigating the incident. Check back with FOX 46 for new updates on this developing story. 

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in -- includes Advertiser Stories