Arkansas State Police are investigating the deaths of three children who were found dead on highways in separate instances on Tuesday.
As Fox 16 News reports. two children were fatally struck by a tractor-trailer before dawn on Tuesday on Highway 67, which is south of the Jackson-Craighead County Line.
According to the Magnolia Reporter, the two children, identified as 10-year-old Michael Rogers and his 3-year-old sister Princess Josh-Lyn Logan, were in a lane of traffic when they were struck by the tractor-trailer. The mother was at the scene when state troopers arrived, but was reportedly uninjured.
Later Tuesday morning, around 9 a.m., a toddler died after a motorist called police to report seeing a child dropped from a moving car on Interstate 30, Fox 16 News reports. On Tuesday, CrimeOnline reported that a motorist told police they saw what they believed to be a doll on the side of the road. The reports appear to be referring to the same incident. According to Fox 16 News, the child died after police arrived to the scene and were awaiting emergency medical care.
The child who died on I-30 has not been identified.
Arkansas State Police Lt. Colonel Shawn Garner told CrimeOnline that both fatal incidents, while unrelated, are the focus of criminal investigations. He said that authorities are not searching for any suspects but declined to provide further details about the ongoing investigations.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.