Two pedestrians were killed in a traffic accident involving a motorcycle Thursday night in Galveston.
Police identified the two killed as Katy residents Elias Chavana, 33, and Patricia Delgado, 29.
Emergency responders were called to the 5200 block of Seawall Boulevard at about 10:15 p.m.
Police said a motorcycle carrying two people appeared to have struck two pedestrians who were trying to cross the four-lane road.
The two people on the motorcycle were taken to the University of Texas Medical Branch. They were both in critical condition on Friday, police said.
Investigators were still trying to determine if the motorcycle's speed was a mitigating factor in the collision but it is believed at this time that alcohol was not a contributing factor, police said.
The accident occurred in front of The San Luis Resort, in an area where there is no crosswalk. The accident scene spanned more than two city blocks.
Seawall Boulevard was shut down between 45th and 53rd streets as investigators reconstructed the scene and interviewed witnesses.
The crash came on the first night of the Lone Star Rally, the large annual motorcycle rally held in Galveston every November. The four-day event brings thousands of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts to the island.
Police have not said whether any of the victims were attending the rally.
Despite the number of motorcycles on the island for the rally, fatal accidents are relatively rare during the event. There was one reported motorcycle-related traffic fatality during the 2015 Lone Star Rally weekend.
Cody Frankum, 35, of Seabrook, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a semitrailer on FM 3005 on the first night of the rally in 2015.