Just before 2pm today, first responders were dispatched to an accident involving a pedestrian.
The accident happened near the intersection of Highway 55 and 117 Alternate. A female pedestrian crossed Highway 55 from the Handy Mart towards McDonald’s and was struck by a black pickup truck. The woman suffered severe injuries and was transported by EMS to the Mount Olive Airport where she was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.
Police were investigating the crash but don’t expect charges to be filed against the driver of the truck.