A woman is dead after being hit by a car in Gisborne.

Police said a pedestrian was struck by a car near the intersection of Tucker and Nelson Roads, Makauri, Gisborne, about 9.30pm last night.

The woman, in her mid-twenties, received critical injuries and was transported to Gisborne Hospital.

She was then transferred to Waikato Hospital early this morning and has died.

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The Police Serious Crash Unit is investigating.