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. .