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Police seek witnesses to pedestrian death at Granton

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash at Granton that resulted in the death of a man believed to have been walking along the Brooker Highway last night.

Sergeant Andrew Sulman of Bellerive Police said it was believed that a man walking south on the highway had been struck by a white four-wheel-drive utility at about 9.50pm on Friday.

“The crash occurred near the intersection of Black Snake Rd in the vicinity of the slip lane onto the Brooker Highway, southbound,” Sgt Sulman said. “The 29-year-old male pedestrian died at the scene. The driver of the utility was not injured,” he said.

“Any person who witnessed the crash or observed a male walking on the Brooker Highway prior to the crash is asked to contact Tasmania Police or Crimestoppers.”

The southbound lanes of the highway remained closed until about 1.30pm, with city-bound traffic diverted along Main Rd. Police have advised that they will be on site from about 12.30-1pm today (Saturday) for further investigations and during this time all south-bound traffic on the Brooker Highway from Granton will be diverted through Main Rd, Granton, towards Austins Ferry and Claremont.

“Traffic is requested to slow down and adhere to all sign posted traffic speeds during this delay. We apologise for any inconvenience,” a police spokesman said.

Police ask that anyone with information about last night’s incident contact them on 131 444, or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.

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