Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Newport News

Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident in Newport News.

Dispatch said they were notified around 2:52 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29 for an auto-pedestrian accident in the area of Forrest Drive and Jefferson Avenue.

Officers arrived on scene and located an adult female who had been struck by a vehicle. They later learned the female was walking in the middle of the road when she was struck. She was pronounced deceased on scene.

Police identified the woman as 25-year-old Michelle Smart.

The area of northbound Jefferson Avenue at Forrest Drive was blocked for nearly three hours but has since reopened.

Stay tuned to WAVY.com for updates.

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