Who is Ricky Siemens' mother? Agatha Siemens claims stove, not METH cook, burned down house
Emergency services responded to reports of a fire in Heinrich Siemens's home on U.S. 180 East in Seminole, Texas, around 3:18 pm on October 24, 2021
A new report has revealed that an October fire at the house of Heinrich Siemens, whose 13-year-old son Ricky crashed his pickup truck into a bus filled with USW golfers Tuesday, March 14, was likely started after an occupant cooked meth.
A fire report from the Gaines County Sheriff's Department noted how emergency services responded to reports of a fire in Heinrich Siemens's home on U.S. 180 East in Seminole, Texas, around 3:18 pm on October 24, 2021. One unidentified occupant reportedly told first responders that "they were cooking meth" and a dispatcher's note called the scene a "possible meth house."
Who is Ricky Siemens's mother?
Heinrich's wife and mother to his son Ricky, Agatha Siemens dialed 911 and told responding emergency services that the fire had started on the stove. According to WPXI, the Siemens had lived at the residence for a decade. The family was physically unscathed, but Agatha bemoaned on Facebook how they had "lost everything" in the blaze, including one of their family dogs. The community of Seminole -- a rural town with a population of about 7,500 -- rallied around the family at the time.
Earlier this week, young Ricky was driving the pickup truck that veered into a van on Highway 115 in Midland, Texas, and caused a fiery crash that claimed the lives of himself, his father, and all seven occupants of the bus, including the University of Southwest golf players and their coach. At the time of his death, Heinrich was facing two criminal counts that could have landed him in prison due to his criminal history dating back to 2004, per documents obtained by The Daily Mail from the Gaines County Sheriff's Department.
Texas boy, Ricky Siemens, 13, (left) whose dad let him take the wheel of their truck when it veered onto wrong side of road and crashed into van full of USW students, killing NINE, including himself and his dad pic.twitter.com/ON2b1oISMh— Joseph Morris (@JosephMorrisYT) March 19, 2022
Agatha was the alleged victim of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by her husband, who was charged last October for the same. Per court records, Heinrich held "scissors against the neck of" his wife, which "in the manner of their use and intended use were capable of causing death or serious bodily injury, during the commission of the assault." The records also stated that Heinrich "intentionally, and knowingly, and recklessly caused bodily injury to" Agatha "by burning [her] with a soldering torch."
Following the death of Heinrich and Ricky, a devastated Agatha posted a tribute to her son on Facebook, sharing a photo of the boy sporting a crewcut in his NASA T-shirt and tracksuit pants while smiling at the camera. "I miss you so much," she wrote over the photo, with a Casting Crowns song playing in the background. She posted photos of her deceased husband as well, as he was pictured hugging her from behind while the pair posed for the camera. Agatha -- who also changed her bio to widow -- wrote 'Love of my life,' 'I love you so much,' and 'My Best Friend' across the photo. Funeral services for the father and son are being planned at the Mennonite Evangelical Church in Seminole.