Victorian Father Killed In Hit-And-Run
A much loved community member and father-of-two has become the latest hit-and-run victim in Victoria after he was hit while walking home from the pub in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Bryce Airs was walking down Mansfield-Woods Point Road in Jamieson at around 1:15 am when it was believed that a vehicle hit him from behind.
The driver fled the scene and the man was found a short time later by a passer-by.
"He was conscious, he was breathing, he was talking - but he obviously had more injuries than he was aware of," Detective Inspector Stuart McGregor told 9NEWS.
"He thought he had been struck by lightning."
Paramedics were called to the scene, however, the 43-year-old man died at the scene from his injuries.
Police are calling for anyone who may have been driving through the area between 11pm and 1:15am to come forward.
"We want to hear from you," said Det. Insp. Stuart McGregor.
"We can discount you as being suspects, but we need to know who came along this road."
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.