Officials in Union County have launched an investigation into a pedestrian strike that resulted in a fatality near a highway in Elizabeth on Thursday night.
According to a statement released by Elizabeth City Spokeswoman Kelly Martins, at approximately 7:59 pm, two officers responded to reports of a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Route 1&9 and North Avenue.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a truck was getting off the highway on North Avenue East when the driver struck an unidentified woman crossing the street outside of the crosswalk, according to Spokeswoman Martins.
EMS units provided 'on the scene' treatment for the severely injured woman before they rushed her to the hospital, where she died a short time later, Martins said.
The truck driver remained at the scene, fully cooperated and turned over all information to police for the investigation.
"No alcohol or drugs were involved and it appears to be a tragic accident but the incident is still under investigation," Spokeswoman Martins concluded.