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Dallas pedestrian killed by car 'spinning out of control'

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.

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.

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