Family blames UPS for relative's death - S.E. Texas Record A family is suing a number of UPS entities, alleging their negligence caused a vehicle crash that killed a relative. According to the complaint, on June 17, James Kaiser was a passenger in a vehicle owned and/or operated by Mike Smith Autoplex-German Imports and was traveling southbound on Cardinal Drive in Jefferson County. The suit says he was involved in a crash a UPS Cargo vehicle, operated by Paul Mouton, an employee of UPS, a crash that caused Kaiser's death. The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to properly operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner and failed to obey traffic rules and regulations.