Earlier this week, a man made headlines after a wellness check at a Jack in the Box in White Settlement led to a startling discovery.
On Saturday night at 11:13 p.m., White Settlement police were called to the fast food establishment after a 9-1-1 caller said that there was a car that looked like it had been in an accident with a driver “slumped over in the seat.”
WSPD officers arrived on the scene to find a gray Kia Forte with significant front-end damage and a broken in windshield. Behind the windshield, however, was a body.
When questioned, the driver, who was later identified as Nestor Lujan Flores, said that he had been in an accident, and that he thought he had hit an animal, according to a press release distributed by White Settlement PD. Police on the scene said that the driver “smelled like a brewery,” according to Fox 4.
The department notified surrounding police departments that an accident may have occurred outside of White Settlement. On Sunday morning around 9 a.m., the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office notified the department that there was a crash on the westbound service road of Interstate Highway 30 near Cockrell Hill Road, where human remains that could match the description of the body found in Flores’ car were also found.
The case has been transferred to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office for referral and prosecution. Flores has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, according to WSPD.
In May of 2020, Plano Police Department arrested Flores for driving while intoxicated. He was convicted on May 25, 2021 in Collin County. Flores was sentenced to eight days in jail and his license was suspended for nearly six months.