Fatal hit-and-run in Maffra

A MAFFRA resident has died in hospital after being hit by a stolen car over the weekend, police have confirmed.

Police say the 36-year-old male was with a friend in the early hours of Sunday morning when he was struck by a stolen Kia on Morison Street around 3.40am.

The driver fled the scene in the vehicle.

The vehicle was then located on Roberts Court at about 6am.

The injured man’s friend raised the alarm and emergency services were called to the scene.

The victim was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital where he later died.

A crime scene was established on Morison St on Sunday as police conducted their investigations as to what occurred.

The incident is being jointly investigated by detectives from the Homicide Squad and Major Collision Investigation Unit.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, possesses footage, or has further information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestoppersvic.com.au