Halley Catherine Shaw, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 158
Daniel Palacios faces manslaughter charges.
Photo by HPD
A teenager has been charged with manslaughter in the traffic death of a Texas Southern law student.
Daniel Garcia Palacios, 17, was fleeing from police in a gray Buick LeSabre about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when he ran a red light at the 4100 block of Dowling and slammed into a Nissan Altima. Shaw, of Lancaster, was in the back seat of the Altima.
She and two others in the car were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital; she died there, but the two others are expected to survive.
Palacios has been charged with manslaughter and accident involving injury/death.
Halley Shaw, dead at 27
Here's how the incident began, according to police:
HPD patrol officers responded to a suspicious vehicle call at 3902 Hamilton. Officers arrived and saw two Hispanic males inside a gray Buick LeSabre. Officers gave verbal commands for both suspects to exit the vehicle and, as the passenger exited, the driver immediately fled the scene in the vehicle.
Palacios turned himself in to police on Wednesday, and HPD says he has admitted his role in the accident.
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