This story was updated at 7:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, with more information.
Chattanooga police say two people were killed in separate crashes in less than 24 hours.
The first incident happened late Sunday on Highway 58 at Lakewood Acres Drive.
Police said 28-year-old Darian Wooten was heading north on Highway 58 around 10:36 p.m. when he crossed into oncoming traffic and hit two cars heading south. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second vehicle's driver and a passenger were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to a news release. The third car's driver suffered serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
A second person died when a 58-year-old man was hit while walking across a highway Monday morning, according to police.
The incident happened at 7:16 a.m. in the 5440 block of Highway 153 in Hixson.
The driver of the vehicle and witnesses at the scene told police the man was hit while crossing the highway at Northpoint Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim's name is being withheld until family is notified.
As of Monday, at least 1,086 people have been killed on Tennessee roads this year, 55 of them in Hamilton County, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.
The National Safety Council estimates more than 270 people could die on U.S. roadways during the holiday season this year, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.