UPDATE: Two pedestrians fatally struck in separate highway accidents on I35E in Downtown Dallas

The Dallas Sheriff’s Office is investigating two serious accidents involving pedestrians fatally struck by vehicles.

The first occurred last night at 10:06PM in the northbound lanes of I35E at Continental Ave. Dallas Fire-Rescue and sheriffs responded to the scene and found a woman lying deceased in a lane of travel. Police say a driver was northbound on the highway when he noticed an object in his lane. He did not have enough time to take evasive action, and struck the female. A second vehicle hit the female as well. Detectives believe the deceased is a 52-year-old female.

The second occurred last night about an hour and a half after the previous crash. Emergency personnel were called to the scene of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of I35E just north of Riverfront Blvd exit ramp. Dallas Fire-Rescue pronounced the victim, believed to be a 52-year-old male, deceased on the scene. Police say he was struck by a vehicle who did not have enough time to take evasive action to avoid hitting him.

There was another fatality accident involving a motorcycle earlier in the afternoon along the eastbound lanes of I30 at Loop 12. Police have released additional information on that crash, stating the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and making quick lane changes when it crashed into the back of a pickup truck. More details here.