• Street racing turns deadly in Dallas; Girl, 9, killed after crash

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    DALLAS - A 9-year-old girl was killed Friday night and another child was critically injured after an apparent drag race between three cars in a Dallas neighborhood led to a deadly collision, KTVT reported.

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    Police said drivers of a Ford Mustang, a Dodge Charger and a Dodge Challenger were racing at about 7:30 p.m. when a Chevrolet Impala made a left turn in front of them, according to WFAA.


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    The Challenger T-boned the Impala, and Olivia Mendez was ejected from the Impala, the television station reported. She later died from her injuries at an area hospital.

    A 3-year-old child sitting in a car seat in the Impala suffered critical condition, KTVT reported. The driver was taken to a hospital and was in good condition, the television station reported.

    The driver of the Challenger was arrested after he was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. He remains in police custody and charges are pending, KDFW reported.

    The drivers of the Charger and Mustang fled the scene but were apprehended moments later, police said.

    Miguel Rocha told WFAA that after he was cut off by the Challenger he began recording video. His cellphone video captured the crash, the television station reported.

    “He almost hit me and that made me want to record because if he hits me I have everything recorded,” Rocha told WFAA. “I never thought this was going to happen. I never thought anything like this was going to happen.

    “The first thing I saw was the little girl in the white dress fly out the back window, Those are just some images that are real graphic.”


     

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