Police: Galveston man caused deadly wreck during possible street race

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Deadly wreck Galveston
Carlos Mendez, 18, is charged with aggravated assault and manslaughter
images-Galveston Police Department

GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- A Galveston man is in custody, accused of causing a deadly wreck while possibly racing two other vehicles.

It happened Sunday night at around 6:30pm. According to investigators, Carlos Mendez, 18, was driving a Ford F-150 eastbound on Seawall Blvd. He was reportedly racing two other drivers.

Police say he crossed into the westbound lanes and then went up onto the included portion of the road, then went back to the westbound lanes where he collided head-on with a Chrysler SUV.

The collision sent the Chrysler off the road. The male driver was extracted from the vehicle and taken to the hospital, where he' s listed in critical condition. The female occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Mendez, who suffered minor injuries, is charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault. Bond is set at $100,000