2 killed, 2 injured when Harvey-damaged home collapses in NE Harris County

Family member in mourning.


HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a house fell on two people and killed them near the Mt. Houston area.

Officers, along with firefighters, responded Thursday afternoon in the 5400 block of Olana Drive.

Investigators said four people — all of whom are neighbors — were trying to lift the house up using a jack when the home shifted and collapsed.

The house was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, and the repairs were being made to prevent future flooding.

Deputies said two more people were also injured.