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The Death of Tucker Hipps

How the mystery of a pledge’s plunge from a bridge highlights fraternities’ fatal flaws

Courtesy of Hipps Family

Tucker Hipps died in September 2014.
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The fraternity pledges gathered for a run before dawn.

In single file, led by three brothers, the 27 pledges set out for about two miles, turning onto Old Greenville Highway, crossing the bridge over Lake Hartwell and back.

One of them, Tucker Hipps...

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