- Teenagers in an SUV instigated an egg-throwing prank that ended up killing a woman on Tuesday and charging the driver of the vehicle, a 14-year-old, with murder.
- The teenaged driver reportedly beat the red light and driving at high speed struck a Ford killing its driver Silvia Zavala, according to reports from Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County.
- Another victim of the prank who took after the SUV with a weapon is working with authorities investigating the incident.
A 14-year-old boy driving an SUV was charged with murder after a prank ended up in a car crash on Tuesday in the suburbs of Houston, Texas.
According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, the teen who was driving a GMC Arcadia at top speed threw eggs at passing cars together with his two other teenage passengers. Overtaking the red light, the SUV plowed into a Ford pickup truck killing its driver.
The victim was identified as Silvia Zavala, 45, who was reported dead at the scene when paramedics arrived.
Among those also targeted in the egg throwing was a driver of a late-model Lincoln. Allegedly, the driver wielded a semi-automatic handgun and chased after the SUV at high speeds, Gonzalez reported via Twitter.
The driver of the Lincoln has been identified and reportedly cooperating with the sheriff’s vehicular crimes division investigating the incident and are finding out why the minor had access to the vehicle, CNN affiliate KHOU reports.
“Where were those parents of those teens? If you know your son is a bad kid, you need to be on top of them. What are they up to? Who are they hanging out with? What are they doing?” Fabiola, Zavala’s sister told KHOU.
She continued saying, “We don’t wish harm on anyone. No one. Please let’s take care of our kids.”
Gonzalez also said that the teen driver who is still unidentified broke an ankle during the crash. He was booked into the county juvenile detention center and charged with murder.