Texas

Boy driving SUV with egg-throwers arrested on murder charge after fatal crash

HOUSTON (AP) - A 14-year-old boy who authorities say was driving an SUV that caused a fatal car accident has been arrested on a murder charge.
  
The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the SUV was filled with teens who were throwing eggs at other cars Tuesday afternoon when another driver began chasing them.

The department says the 14-year-old driver then ran a red light and crashed into a pickup truck, killing 45-year-old Silvia Zavala.
  
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says Zavala had just been shopping and was "totally innocent."
  
Gonzalez said Wednesday the 14-year-old was booked in a juvenile detention center on a murder charge. He says police will interview the driver of the car that chased the teens.

A media outlet in the Houston area reports the teens in the SUV told investigators the driver of the car that chased them was armed. 

Another TV station in the Houston area reports the 14-year-old boy only suffered a broken ankle.

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