The family of the man who died from an infection caused after a fight outside a San Diego nightclub has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Conner Kepple, 21, entered into a fight with nightclub employees after he was kicked out of the club for hitting a bouncer.
He later developed fast-spreading necrotizing fasciitis in an injured leg and died about a week after the fight.
The prosecutors have said they will not file criminal charges.
The accident occurred at I-16, near Savannah, Georgia, after a tractor-trailer failed to stop, hence causing a chain reaction involving 6 other vehicles in front of it. Five people were killed while 3 others were injured in the accident.
On April 29, Kim Deloach McQuaig, the mother of Abbie Deloach, 21, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the concerned trucking company, Total Transportation, as well as its Tennessee-based parent company U.S. Xpress Enterprises.
The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and demands $15,000 in addition to punitive damages and attorneys’ costs.