A 10-year-old North Sydney girl died Thursday night after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle while riding a bicycle in Big Bras d’Or.
RCMP say the mishap occurred at about 9:45 p.m. on Black Rock Road.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The driver fled in the SUV, which was later located by police at a home in Victoria County.
The investigation into the matter is ongoing, RCMP said.
The road was closed until mid-morning Friday while a collision analyst processed the scene.