A man has died in an incident that appears to be a hit-and-run in Ruatoria, near Gisborne this morning.
Source: 1 NEWS
Emergency services were called to the scene just before 1am on Tapuaeroa Rd.
A police spokesperson said the man was found on the side of the road. He died at the scene.
"The serious crash unit and CIB (criminal investigation branch) are investigating," the spokesperson said.
An individual has been spoken to and is assisting police with their investigation.