Update: 9:06AM A SIX-year-old boy of Tavua is the latest road victim following an accident at Korovuto last night.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the incident occurred about 7.45pm yesterday along the Queens Road.
She said the victim was allegedly hit by a white car, the driver of which is still at large.
"The victim had accompanied his 18-year-old cousin to the shop and while returning, allegedly ran across the road to the footpath on the opposite side when the tragic incident occurred," Ms Naisoro said.
The road death toll now stand at 24 compared to 28 for the same period last year.