A wrongful death suit has been brought against several individuals and companies over a March 2011 automobile collision.

On behalf of the estate of Kyle Thornburg, Doug and Robin Thornburg filed suit against Emcor Group, Ohmstede Ltd. and Carlos and Tiffany Pena, as representatives of the estate of Joseph Pena, on March 20 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on March 23, 2011, Kyle Thornburg was traveling on Interstate 70 in Kansas when Joseph Pena, who was allegedly intoxicated and traveling the wrong way, collided with his vehicle. The collision ultimately killed both individuals.

At the time of the incident, Joseph Pena was employed by Emcor and Ohmstede. Carlos Pena owned the vehicle Joseph was driving.

The suit faults the corporate defendants with negligent entrustment.

The plaintiffs are suing for their mental anguish, loss of companionship and Kyle’s funeral expenses.

They are represented by Beaumont attorney Paul Ferguson Jr. of the Provost Umphrey Law Firm.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E194-175

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