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Tre' Jones drowned in the Black Warrior River on April 5, 2012. He fell from the Bama Belle riverboat during a Delta Sigma Theta party. Divers found his body in the river the next day.
According to the lawsuit, his father, Charles Edwards Jones, Jr., of Demopolis, is seeking damages from the former owners of the riverboat, the sorority and the security company which staffed that party.
Birmingham attorney James Moncus III writes in the lawsuit that Tre', who was 20 at the time, was allowed to drink while underage.
It goes on to say Tre' died of drowning and acute alcohol intoxication and that his blood alcohol content was 0.133, according to an autopsy and toxicology report.
By comparison, the legal limit for adult drivers in Alabama is 0.08.
The lawsuit also claims those in charge failed to stop the boat and alert authorities as soon as they could have.
It was filed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, one day before the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit would have run out in Alabama.
Gary Crockett, owner of Stand Alone Security, declined to comment at this time. He said a statement will be forthcoming.
FOX6 has reached out to Delta Sigma Theta for comments but they have not yet responded.
The former representative for the Bama Belle listed in the lawsuit is apparently not correct. According to the plaintiff's attorney, city records may not be up to date.