DALLAS, TX (02/11/2018) — A driver is facing two counts of intoxication manslaughter following a violent car accident which left two men dead early Sunday morning.
Shortly after 2:00 a.m., police were called to the scene of an accident in the 3100 block of Walnut Hill Lane between Marsh and Webb Chapel. According to police, the two victims were traveling westbound on Walnut Hill in a blue 2004 Honda Civic, when the driver of a red Ford Mustang collided the Honda from behind at a high rate of speed.
The force of the collision caused the Mustang to slide under the Honda, resulting in the Honda spinning out of control and slamming into a wooden power pole before coming to a rest.
The passenger in the Honda, 45-year-old Alejandro Hernandez Salgado, was ejected from the vehicle. The driver, 35-year-old Juan Menjivar, was pinned between his seat and the driver’s side door. Tragically, both men were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Ford, 23-year-old Nicklous Mendoza, was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries. Police determined Mendoza was under the influence of alcohol, and have charged him with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. He is currently being held at the Dallas County jail with bail set at $100,000.