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Boy, 14, Faces Murder Charge After Egg-Throwing Prank In Houston Ends In Fatal Crash

Source: NBC News


A 14-year-old boy was arrested and faces a murder charge in Houston after an alleged egg-throwing prank sparked a chase that ended in the death of a motorist, authorities said Wednesday.

The incident began with the suspect —allegedly behind the wheel of a GMC Acadia SUV, with two other juvenile passengers inside — throwing eggs at passing cars on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

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A driver in one of the egged cars allegedly flashed a semi-automatic handgun at the boys and chased them, officials said.

The fleeing teens drove through a red light and slammed into a Ford pickup truck, killing its female driver, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted.

The victim was identified Wednesday as Silvia Zavala, 45. She “was found with no signs of life at the scene by paramedics,” deputies said.

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

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