Juvenile Boy Charged with Murder following Deadly Car Crash

HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Unit investigators have charged a juvenile male with murder after they say he disregarded a traffic signal and collided with a pickup truck.

On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at approximately 2:20 p.m. a tan GMC Arcadia operated by a 14-year old driver with two juvenile passengers, was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Aldine Mail Route approaching the intersection of Aldine Westfield Road.

A tan late 70’s model Lincoln with a white leather top and chrome wheel extensions was chasing the GMC Arcadia, and allegedly displaying a semi-automatic handgun.

The driver of the Lincoln was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20’s with a tattoo on his left forearm and elbow.

The driver was located by investigators and is cooperating with the investigation.

The GMC Arcadia disregarded a red signal at Aldine Westfield and struck a Ford F-150 as the Ford was traveling southbound through t he intersection.

The driver of the Ford F-150 a 45-year-old female now identified as Silvia Zavala was found with no signs of life at the scene by paramedics.

The case remains under investigation by the HCSO Vehicular Crimes unit.

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