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Driver who chased SUV involved in fatal crash indicted

January 14, 2019
In this Jan. 1, 2019, photo, vehicles remain on the scene following a fatal crash involving a 14-year-old boy who authorities say was driving an SUV in Houston. Officials said the SUV was filled with teens who were throwing eggs at other cars when another driver began chasing them. (Nicole Hensley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say chased an SUV filled with egg-throwing teens, causing a crash near Houston that killed another motorist, has been indicted on manslaughter and other charges.

Christopher Lopez was also charged Monday with aggravated assault and failure to stop and render aid following the New Year’s Day crash.

Investigators say the SUV was being driven by a 14-year-old boy when Lopez began speeding after them, firing gunshots. The driver then ran a red light and crashed into a pickup truck, killing 45-year-old Silvia Zavala. The indictment says Lopez did not stop after the wreck.

Messages could not be left with Lopez’s attorney because of a full voicemail.

The 14-year-old driver has been charged with murder. His name hasn’t been released because of his age.