Two pedestrians killed in Dallas accidents

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by WENDY CORONA

WFAA

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 16 at 5:57 PM

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DALLAS — Dallas police are investigating two fatal pedestrian accidents that happened within minutes of one another on Saturday evening.

Shortly before 8 p.m., a seven-year-old girl was crossing the 2700 block of West Northwest Highway with a family member when she was struck by two vehicles.

Witnesses said one of the cars — a black Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle — left the scene near the intersection of Loop 12. Investigators said the vehicle should have damage to the left front headlight, and they are reviewing video that may provide additional information about the hit-and-run car.

The victim was identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office as Devora Lopez of Dallas.

Eleven miles away, at almost the same moment, 71-year-old James Sadler of Dallas was crossing in the 1400 block of East Illinois Avenue near Lancaster Road when he was struck and killed by a 1995 GMC Sierra extended cab pickup truck, police said.

The official report said Sadler was not using a marked pedestrian crossing and that he failed to yield the right of way to the truck, which knocked him about 20 feet.

He was pronounced dead early Sunday morning at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

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