Boy, 6, killed riding scooter

A six-year-old boy riding a scooter has died after a utility allegedly struck him in Moranbah this afternoon.

Police have begun preliminary inquiries into the traffic incident on Saint Francis Drive about noon.

The boy was taken to Moranbah Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 35-year-old male driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.