A 14-year-old boy who authorities say was driving an SUV that caused a fatal crash in Texas after an egg-throwing incident has been arrested on a murder charge.
The SUV was filled with teenagers who were throwing eggs at other cars when another driver began chasing them, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
The 14-year-old driver then ran a red light and crashed into a pickup truck, killing Silvia Zavala, the department said.
#HCSO Vehicular Crimes investigators have charged a 14-year old male with murder after he disregarded a traffic signal and collided with a pickup truck killing 45-year-old Silvia Zavala. The case remains under investigation â full release: https://t.co/rboOYxtlea #HouNews pic.twitter.com/hLReFCPkfN— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 2, 2019
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Ms Zavala, 45, had just been shopping and was “totally innocent”.
Mr Gonzalez said the 14-year-old is being held in a juvenile detention centre on a murder charge.
He said police will interview the driver of the car that chased the teenagers.