RCMP say a North Sydney girl is dead after being hit by an SUV in Cape Breton Thursday night.
The 10-year-old had been riding a bicycle on Black Rock Rd. in Big Bras D'or before 9:45 p.m. when she was struck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the driver of the vehicle fled, and Mounties tracked down the SUV at a home in Victoria County.
RCMP are still investigating and say their thoughts are with the victim's family at this difficult time.