Houston 14-year-old faces murder charge after car egging led to crash

Houston car egging crash

HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) — A 14-year-old Texas driver who failed to stop at a red light resulting in a crash that killed a woman has been charged with murder.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez shared a tweet saying the teen had been charged and “booked in the county juvenile detention center.”

Gonzalez also said the teen suffered a broken ankle, and the driver of the vehicle who was chasing the teen has been identified and deputies are working to talk to him.

Deputies said teens in a GMC Acadia were throwing eggs at another driver, who then began to chase the teens’ vehicle. The teens told officials that the driver who was chasing them displayed a semi-automatic handgun, investigators said.

Deputies said the teen driver ran a red light going at least 60 mph and hit Silvia Zavala’s, 45, truck. Zavala was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

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