A TEENAGER has been run over and killed by a ute on road in central west New South Wales.
The 19-year-old was struck on Escort Way, around five kilometres east of Forbes, just before 6am on Sunday.
He was treated by paramedics at the scene but sadly could not be revived. He was pronounced dead before he could be transported to hospital.
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The 51-year-old man who was behind the wheel of the ute was treated for shock at the scene before being taken to Forbes Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
A crime scene was established and investigations into the incident are continuing.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.