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Williams Hart files lawsuit on the birthday of deadly car crash victim.

Kenny Joe Lark would have been 24 today.

HOUSTON, TX, February 27, 2012 — The parents of Kenneth Joseph Lark filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Estate of Ronald Cary Eddins in Dallas County District Court this morning. Today would have marked Kenny Joe’s 24th birthday and his 2nd anniversary with Kaat Debeuckelaer, who was also tragically killed in the underlying incident.

Allegations in the lawsuit contend that on January 4, 2012, Eddins, an attorney in Southlake, was negligently driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his Porsche, veered off the Northwest Highway in Irving, became airborne, and smashed into a concrete embankment surrounding the North Carolyn Canal. Kenny Joe and Kaat were passengers in the vehicle. Eddins’ vehicle was submerged in the canal until it was discovered later that afternoon. All three individuals were killed as a result of the collision.

Preliminary results from the Medical Examiner’s Office indicate that Eddins’ blood alcohol level was over twice the legal limit at the time of the collision.

Kenny Joe, a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business worked for TEKsystems in Austin. Kaat, only 21 at the time of her death, was a student at the University of Texas. The couple had travelled to the Dallas area to visit Kaat’s family and attend a hockey game.

The lawsuit was filed by John Eddie Williams and Jim Hart, partners at Williams Hart.

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