Two teenagers have been arrested after a 14-year-old girl was hit and killed by a car in St Helens on Saturday night.
Officers from Merseyside Police rushed to the scene of the crash on Blackbrook Road at about 9.50pm.
A 14-year-old girl was found injured at the scene and later died after being taken to a local hoslital by the emergency services.
The force later said two men, aged 18 and 19, had been arrested over the incident on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
APPEAL | We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on Blackbrook Rd, #StHelens at around 9.50pm last night, Sat, 19 Sept. A 14-year-old girl sadly died. Two men have been arrested. Pls contact @MerPolCC, 101 or @CrimestoppersUK with info https://t.co/XWtaDxYdq7 pic.twitter.com/2yeDHBZsAH— MerPol St Helens (@MerPolStHelens) September 20, 2020
Both are still in custody and officers have appealed for anyone who witnessed the tragic crash to come forward.
A spokeswoman for the force said: "Officers are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in St Helens last night, Saturday, 19 September.
"At around 9.50pm, it was reported that a collision involving a car and pedestrian has occurred on Blackbrook Road.
"Emergency services attended and the pedestrian, a 14-year-old girl, was taken to hospital where she sadly died.
“Her family have been informed and are being supported at this time.
"Two men, aged 18 and 19 were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and they remain in custody for questioning.
“Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, CCTV, or dashcam footage.”