Wrongful death lawsuit filed in H-E-B crash that killed woman

HOUSTON — The husband of the woman who was killed in a crash at a southeast Houston H-E-B Monday has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Karla Sanchez, 31, was shopping with her sister and 2-year-old daughter when an SUV crashed through the front doors. Sanchez died and six others were injured.

The lawsuit, filed by Daniel Sanchez, alleges H-E-B has substandard pillars in front of its store, which allowed an SUV to crash inside.

Daniel Sanchez is also suing the 74-year-old driver of the SUV for negligent driving and the owner of the SUV for allowing the driver to use the vehicle, despite being “incompetent and/or reckless driver,” the lawsuit states.

In response, H-E-B released the following statement: “Our condolences and prayers go to the families of all those involved following the accident at our Gulfgate location. We have reached out to the Sanchez family several times and offered full funeral assistance. We are committed to helping the family during this difficult time.”

The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash has not been charged.

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