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Grand jury indicts driver who chased teen in fatal crash

January 14, 2019 

A Harris County grand jury indicted Christopher Lopez Monday for three felonies in connection with a fatal crash in which he chased a 14-year-old driver who egged his car.

Lopez, 48, is charged with Manslaughter, Failure to Stop and Render Aid, and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, for the New Year’s Day incident, which ended near Aldine Mail Route and Aldine Westfield Road.

The fleeing teenager ran a red light and smashed into a pickup driven by Silvia Zavala, 45. She was killed.

The teenager is charged as a juvenile with murder. His name remains private due to his age.

Lopez faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of any of the charges. He is being prosecuted by the Vehicular Crimes Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.