LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The family of a Torrance man who was fatally struck by a car driven by a drunk substance-abuse counselor filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday against the woman’s employer.

Sherri Wilkins is serving 55-years-to-life in prison for the death of Phillip Moreno, 31.

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Moreno was killed on Nov. 24, 2012 after Wilkens, 53, left her job at the Twin Town Treatment Center. According to police, Wilkins had consumed three single-serving bottles of vodka and a can of beer that night.

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She reportedly drove two miles “with Moreno splayed out across her windshield before motorists swarmed her at a traffic light and forced her to stop,” the lawsuit alleges.

The suit, filed in LA Superior Court, claims the Twin Town Treatment Center failed to properly monitor Wilkins, a former addict, who would allegedly conduct treatment sessions while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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“This accident was foreseeable and preventable if Sherri Wilkins’ supervisors had acted on the red flags,” said attorney Brian Kabateck.