A 20-month-old girl has tragically lost her life after being run over in the driveway of a home in Taree on Tuesday night.
Emergency services were called to the property around 5 pm following reports a little girl had been struck by a Holden Rodeo.
The child was treated at the scene then taken to Manning Rural Referral Hospital where she later died.
Police said the male driver of the ute, a 24-year-old man, was taken to hospital for blood and urine testing.
A crime scene was established at the home and investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.