A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of Utah college student who was killed when he hit a rope tied between two trees known as a "slack line" while riding his bike.

The lawsuit names the Utah State University president, the campus police chief and the three students who set up the slack line in August 2013 to practice their balance.

Authorities say 24-year-old Eric Scott Anderson slammed into the chest-high line on the Logan campus. He died at the hospital.

Anderson's family contends the three students should have taken down the line when they finished, and that the university is responsible for keeping the campus safe.

A university spokesman had no comment on the lawsuit, but said their hearts go out to the family.


Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com