A woman has lost her life in a tragic accident in Wallsend overnight.
The 21-year-old and two others were walking on Minmi Road near the Fletcher Street intersection at around 11pm when she and a friend were hit by a Holden Astra.
The woman suffered critical head injuries and was rushed to the John Hunter Hospital.
Sadly she couldn't be saved.
The 18-year-old driver is helping detectives with their inquiries.
While the second person hit has been treated for a minor leg injury.