Police say officers were called to Enfield Street, Corowa – about 60km west of Albury – at around 5pm yesterday to reports of a the girl being hit by a Toyota Hilux.
They said despite attempts to revive her, she died at the scene.
A crime scene was set up and specialist forensic police were called to examine the driveway.
The driver of the vehicle – a 74-year-old man – was arrested and taken to hospital for mandatory testing, before being taken to Corowa Police Station to assist police with inquiries.
However, NSW Police have said this morning he has been released pending further investigations.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
JOGGER CRITICAL AFTER BEING HIT
In a separate incident, a Sydney jogger has been left with critical head injuries while he was hit by a car in the city’s west.
The 20-year-old man from Heckenberg was out running when he was hit by a Nissan Pulsar on Rundle Road in Busby at around 5.55pm yesterday.
He suffered serious head injuries and taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition, where he is currently undergoing surgery.
“The driver of the car, a 76-year-old man from Bonnyrigg Heights, was also taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing,” police said in a statement.
“A crime scene was established and the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.”