Lubbock Man Indicted in Road Rage Case - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/29/03

Lubbock Man Indicted in Road Rage Case

On Tuesday a Lubbock County grand jury handed down a three count, 14 charge indictment in the Slaton Highway road rage case.

26-year-old Chaz Michael Eiguren is accused of running a young mother and her children off the road in the deadly crash.

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Eiguren was indicted on three charges of manslaughter, three charges of criminally negligent homicide, three charges of aggravated assault, three charges of endangering a child and two charges of injury to a child. If convicted, Eiguren could get more than 60 years in prison.

The Lubbock County District Attorney's office likely won't prosecute Eiguren on all these charges. Typically, they prosecute based on which charge the evidence best supports. So, more on that in the coming weeks.

This all stems from a deadly traffic crash back in April on the Slaton Highway that police believe was a clear case of road rage. When EMS arrived, Veronica Flores' green blazer had been reduced to a crumpled ball of metal.

According to police, Eiguren clipped Flores' blazer causing it to roll several times. Police say both Flores and Eiguren played a dangerous game of road rage, weaving back and forth and cutting each other off for several miles before the crash.

Veronica Flores and her two daughters, Celestina and Cassandra, were all three killed in the crash. Oscar Flores is the uncle of the two little girls. At the request of the family attorney, Oscar opted not to comment about the case on camera.

But he did take a break to talk with NewsChannel 11 while he was at work. He told us the family is in a lot of pain right now. Veronica's 11-year-old son was sitting in the passenger seat and survived the crash. Oscar says the boy is having nightmares, but he is adjusting to life without his mother and two sisters.

Oscar wishes no ill will against the accused, but he believes justice should be served. The case is expected to go to trial later this year.

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