NSW police investigate after fatal crash at Queanbeyan

Police are investigating after a fatal crash near Queanbeyan this evening.

About 8pm (Wednesday 22 September 2021), emergency services were called to the intersection of Hill Lane and Kings Highway, Queanbeyan East, following reports a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

Police have been told that the male pedestrian was walking in the middle of the road in the dark, before being struck from behind by a passing Volkswagen Amarok.

Despite the efforts of police and paramedics, the pedestrian – a 38-year-old Canberra man – died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle – a 25-year-old Bungendore man – was not physically injured and has been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Monaro Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information, or dashcam footage from the area, to come forward.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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