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Grand Oaks HS student charged with felony murder in weekend crash that killed 18-year-old

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) — A 17-year-old is facing a felony murder charge following a weekend crash that killed his 18-year-old passenger in north Harris County. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Charbel Boueri was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office confirms that Boueri has been charged with felony murder. He said additional charges could be forthcoming including charges against the person or persons who furnished the alcohol and then allowed him to get behind the wheel. He also questioned a Junior and a Senior in High School with seventh-graders. Deputies said he was speeding down Champion Forest Drive in his Camaro at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday.

Boueri crashed into a sign turning right onto the feeder on the Grand Parkway in Spring, according to investigators. The front passenger, identified by deputies as 18-year-old Christopher Lujan, was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. On Monday, Conroe ISD confirmed with ABC13 that both young men attended Grand Oaks High School. In the backseat were two girls who are 13 and 14 years old and students at Klein. Officials say one of them was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car. Both of the teens were first taken to Memorial Hermann – The Woodlands in critical condition and were then flown by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann – The Medical Center. Boueri was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

In a letter to parents, Grand Oaks principal Chris Povich asked for prayers for the families of the students impacted. Students return to campus from winter break Tuesday, Jan. 4, and Povich said counselors will be made available for anyone who needs support. The case remains open and under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.