Hazing is a practice that some fraternities use to "initiate" new members. However, that practice can often lead to serious injuries, and it has been declared illegal in the state of Virginia due to the dangers it can pose. The families and estates of two Virginia State University students who lost their lives in a hazing ritual have now filed wrongful death suits.
After a bizarre accident involving a minivan and a home, one individual was killed in Chesterfield County. The Virginia authorities claim that an individual driving a minivan hit a snow bank, smashed into a house and killed the homeowner. It is unclear at this point whether the driver will face criminal charges in light of the fatal accident.