Girl, 14, dies after being hit by a truck

A 14-year-old girl has died after she was struck by a truck in Melbourne’s east.

The teenager was walking across Whitehorse Road at Ringwood about 7am on Wednesday when she was hit by the truck.

She was transported from the scene but later died in hospital.

Police believe the truck was turning left onto the highway at the time of the incident.

The truck driver did not stop, however a 39-year-old man contacted police shortly after the incident.

The NSW man is currently assisting Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

 

The girl was walking across Whitehorse Road at Ringwood when she was hit. Photo: Google Maps