Family Speaks Out about New Year's Eve Deadly Accident

2 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Friday, January 04 2019 Jan 4, 2019 January 04, 2019 4:34 PM January 04, 2019 in News - Local
By: Trason Bragg

UPDATE (1/14): A man is facing charges in a fatal crash that took place in Houston and claimed the life of a McAllen woman on New Year's Eve. 

Christopher Lopez, 48, faces three felony charged in connection with the death of Sylvia Zavala. 
Police say Lopez was chasing a teen driver when he crashed into Zavala's vehicle. 
The 14-year-old in the other vehicle faces a murder charge.  


MCALLEN – A Rio Grande Valley woman was laid to rest on Friday following a deadly crash that took place in Houston.

Sylvia Zavala died in a crash while on a visit to see family in Houston for the holiday.

A Harris County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson says a 14-year-old was driving along with a 15-year-old to prank people.

An angry driver began chasing the teens who then drove through a red light and struck Zavala’s vehicle.

KRGV’s Trason Bragg spoke with her family. They say they want justice.  

Watch the video above for the full story.

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