John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 6, 2012, 7:34am

GALVESTON - An incident in Crystal Beach earlier this year in which a log tumbled and killed one man and injured two of his companions has resulted in a lawsuit, recent court records show.

Former Texas residents Ashley Huff, Amanda Marsh and Robert Marsh are suing Galveston County in response to the death of Lashaun Ray Lovejoy Huff and injuries reportedly suffered by Heather Davis and Sammy Marsh the afternoon of Feb. 9.

The suit, filed Nov. 1 in Galveston County District Court, states the victims were walking east along the sand dunes near South Monkhouse Road, and just as they passed a large log that was laying on top one of the dunes, the sand underneath the 40-foot log caved in and caused it to shift and roll on top of them.

According to the original petition, the rolling log instantly killed Lashaun Huff while it pinned Robert Marsh's arm and trapped Heather Davis face down in the sand.

Robert Marsh and Heather Davis apparently suffered nerve damage and were hospitalized.

Consequently, the complainants seek unspecified monetary damages.

They are represented by attorney Mark O. Midani with Midani, Hinkle & Cole L.L.P. in Houston.

Case No. 12-CV-2637

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