LAKE WORTH, Texas –
Counselors will be at Colleyville Heritage High School this week to help students deal with the loss of a classmate over the holidays.
School district officials said 14-year-old Rhyan Moody was killed in a car crash on Thanksgiving night in Lake Worth, a suburb of Fort Worth. Her family said the crash was caused by a suspected drunken driver.
Police confirmed the arrest of 38-year-old Jose Victor Chaparro-Saenz at the scene. He was charged with manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.
Chaparro-Saenz allegedly ran a red light and was speeding when he slammed into the back of the car Moody was riding in. Two other people in the car were hurt.
First responders found alcohol in the suspect’s SUV and said he appeared intoxicated. Police said he could face more charges pending the outcome of the investigation.
“He rolled up the window on officers and wouldn’t get out of the vehicle had to break out the glass got the door unlocked he tried to fight them, fight the officers they got him out of the vehicle got him handcuffed at the scene,” said Lake Worth PD Chief Corry Blount.
The U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement also has an immigration hold on Chaparro-Saenz, so he has no bond.