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Both drivers were driving 100mph in fatal car crash on New Year’s Day

By: Paige Hubbard

Christopher Lopez, 48, was indicted on Monday for charges linked to the deadly car crash that killed 45-year-old Silvia Zavala on New Year’s Day.

Lopez turned himself in the same day charges were filled and had his first court appearance Tuesday morning.

On January 1st a 14-year old and a group of friends were throwing eggs at cars as they drove down Aldine Mail Route. That’s when authorizes say Lopez caught the teens in their act, then allegedly pulled out a gun and gave chase, causing both cars to speed a 100MPH.

This caused the 14-year old to run a red light and crash into Zavala’s pick-up truck, she died instantly on the scene. Witnesses nearby say they saw Lopez flee the scene while running another red light.

Lopez has no criminal history, but he now faces three-second degree felonies that include manslaughter, failure to stop and render aid and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

His bond was set at $60,000 for all three charges. The judge raised concerns about Lopez being a risk to public safety and flight risk.

Lopez posted bond Tuesday morning.

If convicted, Lopez faced up to 20 years in prison.

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