Richardson police have charged a teenager in connection with a fatal Christmas Eve crash they say resulted because of road rage.
According to investigators, Gabriel Gaona was racing his black Jaguar against another vehicle at about 4 p.m. when a crash occurred that killed an innocent man.
The alleged incident began at Arapaho and Plano roads where witnesses said a white Pontiac G6 refused to allow the Jaguar to pass.
Police said the two cars sped eastbound on Arapaho Road at speeds up to 80 mph when the Pontiac, driven by 40-year-old Philip Cullens, struck a blue Ford Escape as it exited the Block Apartments.
The sport utility driver, 31-year-old Christopher Cain Soliz, was taken by CareFlite helicopter to Baylor Dallas where he later died. His 34-year-old passenger, Amy Burns, was treated and released at Parkland Hospital.
Gaona's Jaguar avoided the collision but left the road, and damaged surrounding landscaping and property.
Gaona is charged with criminally negligent manslaughter. Cullens, who was hospitalized at Parkland with non-life threatening injuries, will face the same charge, police said.