Second Passenger Passes Away from Major Accident, HOUSTON, April 19, 2018 - A second passenger in the accident in Goodrich on April 17 has passed away from major injuries. 74 year old Veetrakul Boorkient, of Tomball, passed away this morning (04/19) in Hermann Hospital in Houston. Boorkient is the second of two passengers to pass away as a result of major injuries from yesterday's accident. Ubolrat Copeland, 71, of Montgomery, (passenger in back seat) was killed on impact. The driver, 74 year old Yenny Heiman, of Montgomery remains hospitalized at Conroe Regional Hospital. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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Justice of the Peace, Robert Johnson (center) performed an inquest at the scene (also pictured are Deputy Ronald Bogany (left) and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol).
1 Person Deceased, 2 Flown Out from Major Accident, GOODRICH, April 17, 2018 - At approximately 11:15 am on April 17, 2018, a black 1999 Ford Excursion, driven by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 44, of Houston, was south-bound on US-59 in the vicinity of Goodrich. As Garcia was passing the north end of Loop 393, a silver 2013 Mazda CX5, driven by Yenny Heiman, 74, of Montgomery, pulled off of 393 and directly in front of Garcia's vehicle. Garcia's vehicle impacted the rear half of Heiman's vehicle. Garcia's vehicle proceeded through the center median, crossed the north-bound lanes of 59, and came to rest in the grass on the north-bound side. Heiman's vehicle came to rest in the center median. Americare and Allegiance Ambulance Services were dispatched to the scene along with the Goodrich and Livingston Volunteer Fire Departments, Deputy Ronald Bogany with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Corporal Ramey Bass with the Texas Highway Patrol. Garcia and his two passengers were all transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospitalwith non-life-threatening injuries. Heiman was flown to Conroe Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Passenger (front seat) Veetrakel Boorkient was flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston with serious injuries. A second passenger (back seat) Ubolrat Copeland, 71, of Montgomery was allegedly killed on impact. Justice of the peace Robert Johnson performed an inquest at the scene. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported Copeland from the scene. Traffic on both sides of 59 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup and flight operations. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Heiman's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Garcia's vehicle was recovered by a rollback wrecker from LakeView Wrecker and it will be stored in Livingston.
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Emergency personnel safely remove 74 year old Yenny Heiman, of Montgomery from her vehicle. Heiman was flown by medical helicopter to Conroe Regional Hospital.
Heiman's vehicle was impacted by this 1999 Ford Excursion, driven by 44 year old Francisco Garcia, of Houston.
Heiman's front seat passenger, Veetrakul Boorkient, was flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Heiman was loaded into a PHi Air Medical Helicopter and flown to Conroe Regional Hospital.
Passenger Veetrakul Boorkient was loaded into a Life Flight helicopter and flown to Hermann Hosptial in Houston.
Life Flight lifts off from the south-bound side of 59 enroute to Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Passenger Ubolrat Copeland was transported from the scene by Cochran Funeral Home.
Heiman's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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