BREAKING NEWS: Man dies after being hit by car near Kempsey

TRAGEDY: A man has died after being hit by a car near Kempsey in the early hours of Sunday morning.

TRAGEDY: A man has died after being hit by a car near Kempsey in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A REPORT is being prepared for the coroner after a man was run over by a car near Kempsey on Sunday morning.

About 2.40am emergency services were called to South West Rocks Road at Austral Eden after reports a man had been hit by a car.

On arriving they found the body of a 25-year-old man on the roadway.

Despite the efforts of emergency services at the scene, the 25-year-old died a short time later. .

Police spoke to the male driver of a silver Holden Commodore at scene.

He was subjected to a roadside breath test and taken to Kempsey Hospital for mandatory testing.

Initial inquiries suggest the 25-year-old had left a party earlier in the night and a number of his friends went to search for him.

The 25-year-old may have been sleeping on the roadway prior to the incident. .

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