Mom files lawsuit over crash that killed daughter

June 8, 2011 3:20:12 PM PDT
The mother of an 8-month-old girl who died in a crash last month is suing a construction company and CenterPoint Energy because the traffic lights at the intersection had been shut off.

Laura Abrego was riding with her mother and 14 other people in an SUV when it collided with a truck at the intersection of Garrett Road and Beltway 8. The little girl was tossed out of the vehicle and died at the scene.

According to the mother's lawsuit, crews with CenterPoint and Joslin Construction were working in the area, but did not put up any signage alerting motorists that the lights at the intersection were out.

Another young child, a 3-year-old girl, was also killed in the accident.

CenterPoint told us they have not officially been served the lawsuit, so they can't comment at this time.

Scot Doyen with Joslin said the company has not received a copy of the lawsuit and he denies that Joslin was working with CenterPoint at that intersection. Doyen did say Joslin was doing underground water/sewer work nearby on property belonging to Sheldon ISD.