Police are investigating the cause of the death of a 14-year-old girl in Bay of Plenty this morning.
Emergency services were called to Goring St in Opotiki around 3:45am after the female was reportedly struck by a vehicle.
She was being treated by ambulance staff but died on the way to hospital.
Police are investigating the movements of the girl last night and early this morning, and are looking to identify the vehicle and driver believed to be involved.
It is understood she had been at a family member's property which she left before the incident.
A post mortem examination will take place.
Whakatane Police ask to contact them if you know anything that can help the investigation on (07) 308 5255.