Driver Indicted: Accused of Chasing Teen

Official said, the driver who allegedly chased down a 14-year-old who was also involved in a fatal New Year’s Day crash was indicted Monday.

Christopher Lopez, 48, was indicted on the charges of manslaughter, failure to stop and render aid. 

Authorities said he will also be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the crash at Aldine Mail Route and Aldine Westfield Road.

The crash killed 45-year-old Silvia Zavala.

Investigators said a group of teens were throwing eggs at another driver, who began to chase the teens’ SUV. Investigators said the 14 year old driver of the SUV ran a red light at 60 mph and crashed in Zavla’s pickup.

The teens suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

The 14-year-old driver is charged with murder in connection with the crash.

A warrant has been issued for Lopez's arrest. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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