Woman severely injured after being hit by truck in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A woman is fighting for her life after she was struck by a pickup truck Wednesday night.

Dispatchers received a call around 11 p.m. about an auto-pedestrian accident at the intersection of 79th Street and Jefferson Avenue.

Police say a 20-year-old woman was struck by a 1996 Dodge pickup truck on the southbound side of the intersection.

The woman was taken to the hospital and is considered to have life-threatening injuries.

It is unknown at this time if the driver will be charged.

Police say the Crash Team Unit is investigating.

Stay with News 3 as more details become available.