Family prepares wrongful death suit after man dies after leaving Bills game

Posted at: 06/21/2013 3:28 AM
Updated at: 06/21/2013 12:29 PM

The family of a Palmyra man who was found dead after getting kicked out of a Buffalo Bills game is suing Erie County for negligence. That’s according to a story by our NBC affiliate, WGRZ.

Relatives of David Gerken Jr. say the area where Gerken died -- in a creek behind Ralph Wilson Stadium -- was poorly lit and incompletely fenced and that Erie County had notice of the hazard and failed to correct it.

Gerken was ejected for disorderly conduct around halftime on November 15, 2012. Police say he accidentally fell from a slope and died from drowning.

The Bills are not named in the lawsuit.