A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition, after they were hit by a pickup truck as they attempted to cross a poorly lighted stretch of Culebra Road on the city's west side overnight, 1200 WOAI news reports.


  Police say the couple, both in their fifties, was crossing the busy street near Northwest 24th Street when the pickup hit them.


  The couple was not in a crosswalk, the streets were slick from the rain, and they were wearing dark clothing.


  The driver of the pickup stopped immediately and called for help.  He said he didn't see them until it was too late, and no criminal charges are expected.