The Duncanville Police Department responded to a major accident call on January 26, 2019 at approximately 8:37 pm. Officers arrived and observed a large debris field from the damaged vehicles. The investigation revealed the driver of a 2014 Dodge Avenger 4 door vehicle was traveling west bound on W. Danieldale Road, turning south bound on Green Tree Lane. The driver of a 2018 Chevy Camaro 2 door was traveling east bound on W. Danieldale Road when it struck the Dodge Avenger. The driver of the Dodge Avenger was transported to Parkland Hospital by a Care Flight Medical helicopter. The two occupants of the Camaro were transported to Methodist Central Hospital by Duncanville Medical Intensive Care Unit.
Officers were notified that the driver of the Dodge Avenger, Tiffany Hamlet, 43 years of age, was pronounced deceased after arriving at the hospital. Accident Investigator Ben Luna determined the Camaro traveling east on W. Danieldale Road was traveling 107 miles per hour just prior to impact. Investigator Luna’s investigation led him to refer a manslaughter case to a Dallas County Grand Jury.
Subsequently, an indictment was returned against driver Alejandro Hernandez, H/M 21 years of age, for the offense of Manslaughter. On March 27, 2019, Hernandez turned himself into the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and was booked in to the Dallas County Jail on a charge of Manslaughter, a 2nd Degree Felony. His bond was set at $ 10,000.00 upon arraignment.
The incident from which this indictment and arrest stem is truly tragic; one life was lost, and another will have been severely altered due to a bad decision by an individual to operate a motor vehicle at more than two and half times the posted speed limit on a city thoroughfare.
The Duncanville Police Department reminds every driver to operate their vehicles with the utmost caution and to obey all traffic laws.