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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 :: 11:01 a.m. CST


Vehicular Crimes Investigators Charge Teen Driver With Murder.

Vehicular Crimes unit investigators have charged a juvenile male with murder, after disregarding a traffic signal and colliding 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 the 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.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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