Teen charged with murder over fatal wreck while allegedly fleeing police


The accident happened just before 7am Tuesday on Westheimer near Eldrige.

Police say an HPD officer spotted Dalia Iris Alfaro driving a silver Dodge pickup truck at a high rate of speed on Westheimer near Gessner. As the officer attempted to pull her over, she fled westbound on Westheimer with the officer pursuing.

The Alfaro's vehicle then struck another vehicle at the intersection of Kirkwood and Westheimer and continued without stopping. Police say she then ran the red light at the intersection of Eldridge Parkway, struck a green Mazda 3 and then struck the driver's side of a gray Chevrolet Impala. The suspect's vehicle then veered to the left and struck a cement mixer truck head-on.

The driver of the Impala died at the scene. Alfaro was treated at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital for minor injuries and then taken to jail. The driver of the Mazda was not injured.

The identity of the 29-year-old victim has not been officially released, but family members told Eyewitness News his name was Natividad Alaniz.

Alfaro, 18, is charged with murder and intoxication manslaughter.

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