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Police: Woman sleeping along highway hit by truck

MATTAPONI, Va. (AP) — Police say a woman was hit by a pickup truck while sleeping in a sleeping bag along a Virginia highway.

Virginia State Police said in a statement that the crash happened early Wednesday on northbound U.S. Route 1 in the Mattaponi area of Caroline County.

Police say the preliminary investigation shows the woman wrapped in a blanket and sleeping bag was sleeping on the paved part of the right side of the road when she was hit by a Ford F350.

Police say the woman was flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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