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Authorities said a pregnant mother and a small child were both killed after a speed boat struck a pontoon boat on High Rock Lake on May 25. (WGHP)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Attorneys have filed a lawsuit in Guilford County Superior Court on behalf of the man who lost his pregnant wife and 3-year-old child, as well as the woman’s brother, in a boating accident on High Rock Lake over the Memorial Day weekend, according to The Lexington Dispatch.

The Lanier Law Group filed the suit earlier this month on behalf of William Clayborn Britt Jr. and his brother-in-law, Michael Chambers, against 52-year-old Michael Lynn Greene Sr.

Britt’s wife, 32-year-old Melissa Chambers Britt, and their son, William Jaiden Britt, 3, died when a power boat driven by Michael Lyn Greene, hit their pontoon boat on High Rock Lake May 25.

According to the paper, lawyers with the Lanier Law Group allege Greene was not paying attention and did not see the pontoon boat until it was too late to avoid hitting it. The attorneys further state that as a result of the incident, Chambers suffered serious, painful and debilitating injuries and William Britt suffered from negligent infliction of emotional distress.

The lawyers stated in the suit that Greene “operated his vessel on a public lake without due caution and circumspection and at a speed and in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger persons on property.”

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