Police in Taunton, Massachusetts, are investigating two fatal pedestrian-involved crashes in just two days.
On Friday, Taunton police were dispatched to the site of a pedestrian-involved crash on Route 138 in the area of Cumberland Farms. The victim, a 68-year-old Taunton resident, was transported to Morton Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A preliminary investigation found that the pedestrian had been struck while attempting to cross the roadway. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
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The driver was identified as 42-year-old Edna Leandres of Taunton.
This comes just a day after another fatal crash in Taunton, which happened in the Industrial Park just before 8 a.m. on Nov. 30.
A pedestrian, 54-year-old Jeannine Blanchard of Swansea, Massachusetts, was struck while crossing the roadway from an employee parking lot.
The driver was identified as 57-year-old Rene Diaz of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Blanchard was later pronounced dead as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash.
Both crashes are under investigation by the Taunton Police Department's Crash Reconstruction Unit.