The family of a boy who reportedly froze to death when their mobile home lost power during the winter storm in Texas has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the area’s utility providers.
“Cristian Pavon Pineda, 11, was found lifeless in a bed next to his toddler brother Monday, as temperatures inside plunged into the single digits and the family struggled to keep warm,” the New York Post reported.
Power grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and electric provider Entergy failed to warn residents of the conditions and offered incomplete guidance to customers during the storm, the family alleged.
The boy, a Montgomery County resident, reportedly had no underlying conditions but his relatives believe the freezing temperatures were a contributing factor in his death, according to ABC 13.
However, an official cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
Attorney Tony Buzbee is filing suit on the family’s