A woman was killed on Monday night when a truck thief drove a tractor into her home as she slept.

The collision occurred in northwest Harris County, Texas, on October 25th at around 10:40 p.m.

According to ABC 11 News, authorities originally got allegations of a truck theft from a local trucking firm about ten miles from the collision site. Police tracked the rig using GPS and apprehended the robber, who immediately led them on a chase.

Erick Black, 39, a 39-year-old truck thief, then steered the rig at a mobile home and sprang from the vehicle, ramming it into the residence without a driver.

Black was then taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries as officials searched the residence for inhabitants.

One guy was located stuck beneath the tractor, and workers erected poles to stabilize the area as they attempted to extricate him. Although the man sustained severe injuries, he is likely to live.

Two further males inside the residence escaped unharmed, although one lady was first believed to be missing. She was subsequently discovered dead inside the residence.

According to police, Black has a past criminal history and was on parole at the time of the truck theft and following collision for another “evading with a motor vehicle” offense.

Black is charged with murder and reckless aggravated assault — two felonies with a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office intends to impose no bond on the suspect.