Wet roads, deadly wrecks in Dallas

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Posted on December 21, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 21 at 11:18 AM

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DALLAS — Heavy rain early Saturday made for a slick night of driving on North Texas roads, and police say the wet weather may have contributed to two deadly accidents in Dallas.

At 4:40 a.m., a white pickup truck crashed in the 4500 block of Davis Street near Cockrell Hill Road.

Investigators said the driver struck the median and was ejected by the impact. He died at the scene.

Police said speed and weather were both factors in the crash, but they're investigating whether alcohol may have also played a role.

Less than 90 minutes earlier, a sport utility vehicle went through a guardrail in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35E near Ann Arbor Avenue, splitting part of the SUV in half.

The driver was killed and a passenger was reported in very critical condition.

Police were also looking at weather, speed and alcohol use as possible factors in this crash.

No names were available in connection with either incident.

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