CONROE, Texas – Two men killed in a house collapse in a Conroe subdivision were identified Wednesday.
Family identified the victims as 35-year-old Angel Gumaro Huerta Pedraza and 21-year-old Brayan Rubì Lopez Aguilar. Pedraza and Aguilar were workers on the construction site when the structure fell on top of them on Tuesday afternoon.
“The feeling is just awful,” said Miriam Ortiz Pedraza’s wife.
Seven other colleagues sustained injuries. The extent of their injuries has not been disclosed.
On Wednesday, loved ones visited the site to survey the damage.
Pedraza’s wife telling KPRC she wanted to come out to place where the love of her life took his final breath.
“He was the happiest person, always had a smile on his face. He always wanted to do something for somebody,”
The house in the Ladera Creek Trace Subdivision on Pampaneria Road was under construction when it collapsed, according to authorities.
“We heard the sirens and stuff and then we saw the helicopter and we figured something bad had kind of happened,” said neighbor Jeff Chiaravalle.
The construction company, Lennar, responded to the construction site Tuesday and assessed the damage.
It is unclear exactly what caused the collapse. There were severe storms in the Conroe area most of Tuesday.
More than 70 homes were damaged throughout the county.
Conroe Independent School District canceled classes for the following schools Wednesday morning:
- Stockton Junior High
- Bozman Intermediate
- Patterson Elementary
- Anderson Elementary.