3 Men Charged in Street Racing Crash That Killed 8-year-old Girl in Pleasant Grove

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with a street racing crash that killed an 8-year-old girl Friday night in Pleasant Grove. Hector Camarena, 28, Diego Gaytan, 27, and Ricky Jackson, 62, were booked into the Dallas County jail early Saturday, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported. Each has been charged with four counts of racing on a highway causing serious bodily injury in connection with the crash that happened about 7:30 p.m. in the 10700 block of Lake June Road. Police determined a Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang had been drag racing when the Challenger struck the rear right side of Chevrolet Impala that was trying to turn left from Lake June onto Rain Forest Drive. Olivia Mendez was ejected from the back seat of the Impala, which had spun several times, police said. She died at a local hospital. Another child who was sitting in the back seat was hospitalized in critical condition. The driver of the Impala was also hospitalized.   Continue reading...

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