Gisborne Police have arrested a 29-year-old man following a fatal hit-and-run in Ruatoria last night.

At approximately 12:40am this morning, emergency services were called to Tapuaeroa Road where a man had been hit by a car.

The man died at the scene.

Following information provided by a witness, the driver of the offending vehicle was arrested a short time later.

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The Serious Crash Unit are investigating.