HOUSTON, Texas (NBC) – A 14-year-old driver is blamed for a deadly accident in Texas. He’s now charged with murder.
The teen behind the wheel of an SUV, blew a red light in Houston Tuesday going at least 60 mph, according to sheriff’s deputies.
His SUV slammed into a Ford truck, killing the 45-year-old driver.
Investigators say the 14-year-old drive swiped his father’s GMS Acadia for a joyride with some friends.
Police say the teens made a dangerous decision to prank another driver, who then went after the teens.
“Alleged that the juveniles which are in the GMC Acadia had thrown eggs at another person’s car and that person was chasing after them,” Lt. Susan Cotter, of the Harris County Sheriff’s Department said.
The teen driver suffered a broken ankle.
The sheriff says he’s been booked into the county juvenile detention center.
Another teen in the SUV suffered minor injuries.
A third was not hurt.
Deputies say the teens told them the driver they egged pulled a gun while chasing the SUV>
Investigators are speaking to that driver.