Horrific moment stolen 18-wheeler laden with forklifts crashes into trailer home while being chased by cops and kills woman, 50, who was sleeping inside: Suspected driver was out on parole and now faces murder charges
- Surveillance footage captured the horrific moment a stolen Texas big rig crashed into a mobile home early on Tuesday morning
- The crash killed Aylene ‘Nicole’ Heaney, 50, and seriously injured her partner Jeff Conyers, 54, who were in the bedroom at the time
- The 18-wheeler had allegedly been stolen by Eric Black, who was already on parole for evading in a motor vehicle
- Black was taken to a local hospital where he is in custody and is said to face possible felony murder and aggravated assault charges
Surveillance footage captured the horrific moment a stolen Texas big rig crashed into a mobile home on Tuesday, killing a woman and seriously injuring her partner.
The driver, named by cops as parolee Eric Black, crashed the 18-wheeler which was carrying two forklifts into the Harris County mobile home while on the run from the cops.
The crash had killed Aylene ‘Nicole’ Heaney, 50 and seriously injured her partner Jeff Conyers, 54, who were in the bedroom at the time.
Black, who was already on parole for evading arrest in a motor vehicle, was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries where he remains in custody.
He is now expected to face charges for felony murder and aggravated assault.
Surveillance footage captured the moment a stolen big rig was seen crashing into a Texas mobile home early on Tuesday morning
The crash had killed Aylene ‘Nicole’ Heaney, 50, who was in the bedroom at the time with her partner
The 18-wheeler crashed into the mobile home while the alleged driver Eric Black was on the run from the police killed Aylene ‘Nicole’ Heaney, 50, and seriously injured her partner Jeff Conyers, 54, who were in the bedroom at the time
Heaney’s partner Jeff Conyers, 54, (above) was found trapped underneath the big rig and had suffered serious injuries. He is pictured in hospital after the tragedy
The 18-wheeler was reported as stolen to Houston police officers late on Monday night by a trucking company who noticed one of their vehicles was missing.
A couple hours later, the officers managed to track the stolen vehicle and found the suspect still inside when they arrived at the scene.
The suspect continued to drive while officers attempted to pull him over.
He then leapt out of the vehicle between the intersection of Lincoln Drive and McKinley Street and into a ditch where he was then caught by the officers.
The massive vehicle, however, was still moving after he had jumped out and it crashed moments later.
Conyers’ brother Chris and another family member were inside the home at the time of the crash, but were found uninjured
The footage of the scene captured the big rig crashing through the gate and hitting the truck in the driveway of the mobile home.
The truck then crashed into the mobile home and continued moving as it left behind a fiery disaster.
A total of four people were said to be in the residence at the time, but only Conyers and Heaney had been affected. They both were found trapped underneath the vehicle.
Conyers’ brother Chris and another unnamed family member were also in the home at the time of the crash but did not suffer from any injuries.
‘This is kind of a surreal situation, this is not supposed to happen,’ Chris Conyers told KHOU11.
‘He has no house, no money, no insurance, what are you going to do, think about that your house is gone.’ Chris said a GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for his brother’s hospital treatment and a new home.
The suspect was said to have had a long criminal history and had been on parole during the time of the crash for evading in a motor vehicle.
A motion was filed by the DA’s office for no bond in the suspect’s case.
‘When you talk about getting behind the wheel, for someone who has already been convicted of running from the police, and then deciding to do it in an 18-wheeler, and literally leave that vehicle, and direct it as a missile into that house, this is one of those that it going to stay with you awhile,’ Harris County DA Sean Teare said.
‘This as brazen and callous as any of these crashes that we deal with.’
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