Fatal pedestrian crash victim was much-loved local

UPDATE: THE 25-year-old man who was hit and killed on The Coast Rd at Broken Head on Sunday morning grew up and went to school locally.

Friend of the man have told The Northern Star he was a much loved local who grew up at near Mullumbimby and went to school at Mullumbimby High.


INITIAL REPORT: BLOOD stained grass marked the last point of survival of a pedestrian who was killed when he was hit by a car on The Coast Road at Broken Head yesterday morning.

Tweed Byron police confirmed the 25-year-old man, who wasn't local to the region, was hit by a south-bound Holden Commodore sedan when he was walking south along the road about 3.30am.

The crash occurred on a sweeping left-hand bend near where the Bundaleer Rd meets The Coast Rd.

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Yellow paint markings by the North Coast Crash Investigation Unit on the road indicate the man was hit and launched across the northbound lane by the Commodore, before he came to rest on the grassy roadside.

The driver of the Commodore, who police said was a local man, pulled over after the impact and was taken to Byron Bay hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Two cleaners who were travelling from a job at Byron Bay to Ballina reported seeing the man walking along the road just minutes before he was hit.

Police said the road was wet at the time of the collision.

A crime scene was established and North Coast Crash Investigation Unit officers examined the scene.

The Coast Rd was closed between Suffolk Park and Lennox Head from about 4am until 10.30am, with motorists diverted via the Pacific Hwy.

A report on the 25-year-old pedestrian's death will be prepared for the coroner.

Anyone with any information fatality is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile, the death of a man whose body was found on railway tracks at Byron Bay on Saturday morning is not deemed suspicious.

A police media spokeswoman said officers were treating the incident as a possible suicide.

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