Note: This story was updated on April 7.

DALLAS — Dallas Police say they will refer three counts of criminally negligent homicide to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office against a driver who hit a car and killed three children inside on Monday.

Investigators say Xavier Taylor was speeding westbound on Singleton when he struck a Dodge Stratus driving by Maricela Mendoza.

Xavier Taylor
Xavier Taylor

Pamela Mendoza, 11, Bryan Mendoza, 6, and Lizbeth Mendoza, 3, died from the impact. All were wearing seatbelts in the backseat.

Mendoza and her oldest child Dulce, 13, survived the crash and are recovering in the hospital, the father Arturo Mendoza told News 8.

Taylor was arrested April 7 and charged with three counts of manslaughter. He was booked into the Dallas County Jail on just over $300,000 bond.

Plano Police said Taylor had two previous traffic citations. He failed to appear in court on Jan. 17.

Neighbors say they petitioned for a traffic light at the intersection of Peoria and Singleton a few months ago, but they added nothing ever came of it.

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Multiple ambulances were called to the corner of Singleton Boulevard and Peoria Street after the wreck around 5:30 p.m.

Police said a Dodge Stratus carrying four children and an adult driver pulled out from Peoria in front of a speeding Nissan Sentra headed west on Singleton.

At least one person was killed when two cars collided in West Dallas on March 28, 2016.
At least one person was killed when two cars collided in West Dallas on March 28, 2016.

Three of the children — ages 3, 6 and 11 — were later pronounced dead at Children's Medical Center. The condition of the fourth youngster, age 13, was not available.

Both drivers were also hospitalized, but police said they are expected to survive their injuries. No names have been released.

All lanes of Singleton were closed as paramedics treated victims, police gathered evidence, and debris was removed from the six-lane boulevard.

Investigators said speed appears to be a factor in this fatal accident.

At least one person was killed when two cars collided in West Dallas on March 28, 2016.
At least one person was killed when two cars collided in West Dallas on March 28, 2016.