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Texas road racing suspect expenses upgraded to homicide after fiery crash, as Dallas police crack down

Expenses have been enhanced for an alleged Dallas road racer, who’s now going through felony homicide counts in connection to the fiery crash of two stolen autos that left three useless and one other two injured. 

Michael Mendoza now faces three felony homicide counts, Fox four Information Dallas-Fort Price first reported Monday, and reportedly amongst these killed within the crash was his brother, the opposite driver additionally in his 20s, whom Mendoza was racing in opposition to.  


Mendoza was allegedly behind the wheel of a stolen Vary Rover on July 30 racing in opposition to his brother driving in a stolen Chevy Tahoe. Police beforehand informed KDFW the 2 SUVs have been touring at an accelerated pace at round 11:40 p.m. within the 300 block of West Mockingbird Lane after they made contact. The collision pressured the Tahoe to leap a guardrail and smash right into a constructing. 

The crash caused one of the vehicles to jump a guardrail and smash into a building. 

The crash triggered one of many autos to leap a guardrail and smash right into a constructing.  (Courtesy: KDFW)

All three folks contained in the Tahoe, together with two thrown from the car, have been pronounced useless on the scene. The Vary Rover, in the meantime, collided with two phone poles and burst into flames. Two passengers have been hospitalized in steady situation. A memorial now stands on the crash website. 

The costs in opposition to Mendoza have been upgraded, because the Dallas Police Division continues its crackdown in opposition to harmful road racing that’s grown extra pervasive throughout town. Two weekends in the past, the division’s Road Racing Activity Pressure arrested 81 folks at a number of “takeover occasions” throughout town, which police stated contain “a flash mob the place massive teams of people spontaneously present up and block a road intersection in order that different autos can carry out reckless driving stunts.” One other 43 individuals who attended the occasions have been cited, and 35 autos have been towed. 


One occasion concerned two folks firing assault rifles into the air, and police chased and arrested these suspects down, additionally seizing their weapons, KTVT reported. Police arrested one other two folks discovered hiding behind autos, one with a handgun, the opposite with an assault rifle. 

Fox Information’ Greg Norman contributed to this report. 


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