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Three Children Killed in West Dallas Crash: Police

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    Police say speed might have been a factor in a crash that killed three children and injured a fourth Monday evening in West Dallas, police say. (Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016)

    Speed may have been a factor in a crash that killed three children and injured a fourth Monday evening in West Dallas, police said.

    The crash was reported at about 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Singleton Boulevard and Peoria Street.

    Police said the female driver of a Dodge Stratus — later identified as Maricela Mendoza — was at the stop sign facing south on Peoria and attempting to turn onto eastbound Singleton Boulevard, when her vehicle was struck by a Nissan Sentra traveling west.

    The Sentra — driven by Xavier Mandell Taylor — was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to police.

    There were four children in the Stratus in addition to Mendoza.

    Three children — ages 11, 6 and 3 years old — were transported to Children's Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead. A 13-year-old child was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

    Mendoza was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

    Taylor was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center with a broken ankle.

    A vigil will be held at the site of the crash at 10 p.m. Saturday.

    Three Children Killed in West Dallas CrashThree Children Killed in West Dallas CrashThree children were killed and a fourth was injured in a crash along Singleton Boulevard at Peoria Street in West Dallas, police say. (Published Monday, March 28, 2016)


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