Father files lawsuit against Skinful party organizer in son's death

Published: Oct. 8, 2012 at 4:25 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 8, 2012 at 4:28 PM EDT
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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The father of a man killed outside the Skinful Halloween party last year has filed a lawsuit against the organizer of the event and the estate of the man suspected of hitting his son.

Kenneth Froehlich is suing the estate of Matthew Fisher and the organizer of the Skinful event saying he wants to seek accountability and damages following his son's death.

Froehlich's son, Beau Froehlich, was hit and killed crossing Folly Road after leaving the Skinful Halloween party last October.

Deputies charged Fisher with felony DUI after they say he hit Froehlich who was walking in the road following the party on Oct. 23.

According to investigators, Fisher was driving near the intersection of Folly and South Grimball roads around 3 a.m. when he struck Froehlich. Authorities say Fisher then drove to a fire station on Folly Road.

Fisher died nearly seven months later after he was hit by a car while riding his bike on Folly Road. He was out on bond for the drunk driving accident when he died in May.

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