A 79-year-old man standing in the center median on a south Dallas street was killed Wednesday when he was hit by a car that was spinning out of control, police said.
Victor Pineda died at the scene in the 700 block of West Kiest Boulevard, according to a police report. The area is west of the merge for U.S. 67 and Interstate 35E.
Marquise Nash, 27, faced charges of vehicular homicide, police said. He also faced a charge of child endangerment because an 8-year-old boy was in the car with him, police said.
Nash was in serious condition Thursday morning at Parkland Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. The boy's medical condition was unavailable.
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The driver appeared to be "totally out of control" and speeding while eastbound on West Kiest, said Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther, police spokesman.
The car, a green 1997 four-door Mercury, was "spinning around in circles in the roadway," police said.
Then it hit another car, Crowther said.
"After striking the vehicle, the suspect made another U-turn striking a pedestrian who was crossing the street," Crowther said. "The suspect vehicle then came to rest after wrecking out into a fence at the location."
No other information was immediately available Thursday.