Witnesses sought for Moonee death

A PEDESTRIAN was killed on the Pacific Highway near Moonee Beach last night and police are asking for assistance.

About 7.30pm, police received several reports regarding a man walking along the southbound shoulder of the Pacific Highway about 1km south of Moonee Beach.

The callers said the man was acting irrationally and staggering into the southbound lane.

A short time later, the man was reported to have been struck by an unknown vehicle which drove away.

Emergency services went to the scene but the man could not be revived. At this stage he has not been formally identified but is believed to be aged in his mid 30s.

Soon after arriving at the scene, police were contacted by a truck driver who thought he might have been involved in the incident.

Investigators went and examined the man’s semi trailer in Coffs Harbour and found evidence it had been involved in the collision.

The 43-year-old truck driver was subjected to a mandatory blood and urine sample and provided a statement to police about the incident.

Police from Coffs/Clarence are continuing with the investigation and are appealing for further witnesses to the collision to come forward.

Anyone who can help police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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