In an incident dating back to January 5, 2019, Mayra Salazar has been found guilty of manslaughter. The defendant, Mayra Salazar, and the victim, who were both employed as exotic dancers, were en route from Baby Dolls to Bucks Wild when the incident occurred.
During the early morning hours at approximately 2:15 AM, Salazar, who was reportedly intoxicated, attempted to exit the freeway at a speed exceeding 75 miles per hour. In a reckless maneuver, she crossed three lanes of traffic and ultimately lost control of the vehicle, causing it to collide with a concrete pillar on the passenger side.
The victim, who was found seat-belted in the passenger seat, suffered fatal injuries. In contrast, Mayra Salazar, the defendant, was discovered unrestrained in the backseat. There were conflicting reports from Dallas Fire and Rescue and hospital records regarding the identity of the driver and passenger. However, eyewitnesses at the scene attested to the rescue efforts made, including cutting the victim out of the passenger seatbelt and performing CPR. The victim displayed bruising consistent with being a passenger.
Subsequent tests revealed that Mayra Salazar had a blood alcohol content of 0.236 at 3:12 AM and 0.112 at 8:25 AM on the day of the incident. Additionally, she had traces of cocaine in her system. Salazar had no prior criminal history, but it was noted that she had violated bond conditions related to alcohol consumption on eight occasions. Her most recent bond violation occurred in May 2021, which weighed on the jury's decision.
The jury's verdict found Mayra Salazar guilty of manslaughter. She has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, with the sentence probated for 10 years. Additionally, she will serve 180 days in jail.