The Odessa Police Department responded to a major crash involving a motorcycle this afternoon, according to an OPD news release.

OPD and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the crash around 4:17 p.m. Monday at 48th Street and Andrews Highway, the release detailed.

Investigation revealed a truck hit a motorcycle and fled the scene without meeting necessary legal requirements, the release stated.

The motorcyclist was transported to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries, the release said.

Police are encouraging motorists to avoid the intersection of 48th Street and Andrews Highway and use alternative routes until further advised.