DOWNEY (CBS) — Police say two men were killed just blocks and hours apart in separate pedestrian crashes as they tried to cross streets in Downey.

In the first incident, a man was struck by a truck just before 8 p.m. Tuesday the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue and Lakewood Boulevard, Downey Police Sgt. Kevin McCaster said. The man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The second accident happened just after 10:30 p.m. on Woodruff Avenue just north of Foster Road, when a man was struck by a car as he tried to cross in the middle of the block, Downey police Lt. Leslie Murray said. He was also pronounced dead at a hospital.

The identities of both men were being withheld pending family notifications, Murray said, and both incidents are under investigation.

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Comments (5)
  1. Wolfman says:

    very bad to J walk in these areas as most cars will just keep coming

  2. Give me a break says:

    Don’t blame the drivers for these incidents. Pedestrians rarely look where they are going or look both ways before crossing.

  3. Doug says:

    People will run you over and not even think about it.

  4. Rosa says:

    I have seen how drivers in Downey keep on going even when the light is already red. WE have been so close to be hit by one of these crazy drivers. All my friends, family and neighbors are aware of this problem in Downey. The police should do something about it to stop these stupid drivers from causing accidents and killing innocents.

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