The suspect was allegedly behind the wheel of a GMC Acadia SUV with two other juvenile passengers, throwing eggs at cars as they passed by just this past Tuesday afternoon, stated police in their reports. The suspect is a 14 year-old boy. He is now facing murder charges after some of the vehicles were involved in a fatal car crash, reports NBC News.
Authorities claim that the egg throwing prank resulted in a car chase that caused the death of a motorist. According to police, after being egged, one of the drivers of the cars being pranked allegedly flashed a semi-automatic handgun at the three young boys and began to chase them. During this chase, the teens drove through a stop light, slamming into a Ford pickup truck. It was the female driver of this pickup truck that was killed during the car crash, stated Ed Gonzales, the Harris County Sheriff, via his Twitter account. According to deputies, the driver of the tan 1970s Lincoln Continental with a white leather top, the man who allegedly flash the handgun and chased the young boys, fled from the scene of the crash.
According to Gonzalez, the young man has been arrested, charged with murder, and booked into the county juvenile detention center. The 14 year-old did sustain injuries to his ankle, breaking it during the crash. As for the deceased victim, Silvia Zavala, police state that she was “found with no signs of life at the scene by paramedics.” The Sheriff went on to add that Zavala had zero fault in the accident that caused her death. According to reports, the 45 year-old woman had been out shopping. This was surmised by authorities based on the various debris found at the scene of the crash. The police are currently making efforts to tack down the individual whose car the young man egged, and who began to chase them before failing to stop at the scene of the crash.
“The driver of the vehicle that was chasing him has been identified & efforts are being made to interview him.”
At this time, the name of the 14 year-old juvenile has not been released to the public.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute lists the general statistics on fatal car crashes by state. Overall, the data shows that there were 34,439 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in the year 2016, in which 37,461 deaths occured. This results shows that there were 11.6 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.16 deaths per 100 million miles traveled.
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