Houston boy, 14, arrested after egg-throwing prank ends in fatal crash

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By David K. Li

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on a murder charge in Houston after his egg-throwing prank ended in the death of a female motorist, authorities said Wednesday.

The suspect and another boy were inside a GMC Acadia throwing eggs at passing cars on Tuesday afternoon, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

A driver in one of the egged cars allegedly flashed a gun at the boys and chased them, before the fleeing teens blew a red light and slammed into a Ford F-150 truck, killing its female driver, officials said. The victim was identified Wednesday as Silvia Zavala, 45.

The 14-year-old driver suffered a broken ankle and has been booked into a juvenile detention center, according to the sheriff.

Gonzalez called Zavala “totally innocent,” adding that she “had just gone shopping based on some debris strewn at scene.”

The driver of a yellow or gold late-model 1970s Lincoln Continental who gave chase did not 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,” Gonzalez tweeted.

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