Vigil Held For 9-Year-Old, Olivia Mendez, Killed In Crash Involving Illegal Drag Racing In Dallas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A community in mourning came together Sunday to honor a 9-year-old girl who was killed after a car that was apparently drag racing on a Dallas street crashed into the vehicle she was in.

The community is also hoping for change in regards to racing in the neighborhood as they held a candlelight vigil at the site of the crash.

Olivia Mendez (Credit: Family Photo)

Police said three cars were illegally drag racing in the 10700 block of Lake June Road Friday evening when one of the cars hit the vehicle Olivia Mendez was in. The 9-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital, and her 3-year-old sister was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Her sister was released from the hospital and attended the vigil.

Mendez’s father, who was driving the vehicle, suffered internal bleeding and a broken nose, while her mother has fractured ribs and a collapsed…

Original published: 2019-05-26 20:30:04 Read the full Dallas News here


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