Update: Police have released the names of the victims. Danya Crumbley, 31, and William Crumbley, 33 were struck while crossing Memorial Drive. Bryan Butler from Chicago was arrested and charged. Police believe street racing may be to blame.
Early Saturday morning two pedestrians were killed while trying to cross Memorial Drive near Hill Street.
According to APD, the two were crossing around 2 a.m. when Bryan Butler struck them with his vehicle. Both died on the scene. Police spokesman Sgt. Curtis Davenport said that the suspect was driving at a fast rate eastbound on Memorial Drive when he hit the pedestrians.
Butler is being charged with two counts of hit and run, two counts of homicide by vehicle and reckless driving.