Police chief speaks on Nestor Lujan Flores, who was arrested after being found passed out with a dead hit-and-run victim in the car.
White Settlement Police Chief Christopher Cook addressed the media Sunday to discuss the arrest of 31-year-old Nestor Lujan Flores of Arlington.
White Settlement Police Department Press Release
***NEWS RELEASE UPDATE***
Death Investigation Update on Pedestrian Struck and Killed
The White Settlement Police Department worked overnight with other law enforcement agencies to identify the crash location (see previous Facebook post for the initial call details). Around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2023, the department was notified by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office of a crash on the westbound service road of Interstate Highway 30 near Cockrell Hill Road. According to Dallas County Sheriff’s Office investigators, human remains were located near the roadway that may possibly match the victim’s body that was recovered from inside the vehicle in the restaurant parking lot. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office will work with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office to make proper identification of the decedent.
Based upon this new information, the White Settlement Police Department will be transitioning the criminal case to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office for referral and prosecution in Dallas County. This is due to the belief that the crash occurred in the City of Dallas on the service road. WSPD Investigators believe the suspect continued driving approximately 38 miles from the initial pedestrian/crash scene in Dallas to the restaurant parking lot in White Settlement.
The department seized the vehicle and will turn over all evidence to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. A blood search warrant was obtained, and test results are pending. The 31-year-old suspect, Nestor Joel Lujan Flores, remains in the custody of the White Settlement Jail on a pending charge of Intoxication Manslaughter. He was previously arrested in 2020 by the Plano Police Department for Driving While Intoxicated and convicted in 2021 in Collin County for the same charge.