Family sues Utah State over son's death on campus

Published on May 02, 2014 at 12:10PM

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a Utah State University student who died when he hit a slack line strung between trees on campus while biking in August 2013. The Herald Journal of Logan reports that the lawsuit names the Utah State president, police chief and the three students who set up the slack line as defendants. Authorities say 24-year-old Eric Scott Anderson of West Jordan was riding a bicycle in the early evening when he slammed into the line that was about chest high on the Logan campus. He later died at the hospital. His family contends in the lawsuit that the university is responsible for keeping the campus safe. Utah State spokesman Tim Vitale says he was not able to comment on the lawsuit.