A 33-year-old woman is dead after she was struck by a truck while standing in a Gert Town street early Saturday morning.
According to New Orleans police, the incident took place on Oleander at Short streets around 2:30 a.m. A man, 64, was driving a red Ford pickup truck westbound on Oleander when he hit the woman, who was standing in the middle of the street.
It's unknown why the woman, who was taken to an area hospital where she died, was standing in the street, NOPD said. A preliminary log of the incident indicates the woman might've been drunk while exiting her boyfriend's car.
The victim's identity is being withheld at this time.
The truck's driver wasn't injured in the accident. NOPD said no citations were issued, and a blood/alcohol test is pending.