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News update: More details available on semi-truck crash into home on McKinley St

Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 9:10 pm    

YALE STREET GARDENS, TX – A person died after the driver of a stolen semi-truck plowed through a home at Lincoln Dr and McKinley St Monday, KHOU reports.

Erick Black, 39, allegedly stole a semi-truck from a trucking company on Sommermeyer St around 10:30 p.m. Officers located the stolen semi-truck with Black inside on the 11100 block of Capital Park Dr.

Officers attempted to pull Black over, but Black instead led them on a short pursuit. Black drove down Lincoln Dr and then jumped out of the still-moving vehicle near the intersection with McKinley St. He then attempted to flee the scene on foot but was soon apprehended by police.

The stolen vehicle crashed through a metal gate, collided with a truck, and then rammed through the bedroom of Jeff Conyers and Aylene Heaney as they were sleeping. Four people occupied the home at the time of the collision.

Heaney and Conyers were pinned underneath the fuel tank of the truck. Emergency crews were eventually able to extricate the couple and they took Conyers to an area hospital with serious injuries. Heaney was pronounced dead at the scene.

Black suffered minor injuries and was treated at the hospital. He is charged with aggravated assault and felony murder. He was on parole for evading in a motor vehicle when he stole the semi-truck.

The other two occupants were uninjured. They were related to the couple that was hit by the truck.

This blog post is part of a series that Kherkher Garcia provides for the benefit of our neighbors across the Houston area. It is meant to keep our community informed about recent motor vehicle accidents, and should not be construed as legal advice. However, if someone you love has died because of another driver’s reckless behavior, we would like to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Contact us today, online or by calling (713) 231-5640, to speak with an experienced Houston wrongful death attorney at absolutely no cost to you