Police are investigating the overnight death of a 21-year-old man at Gheerulla.
The local man was found deceased on Eumundi Kenilworth Road in the Sunshine Coast hinterland early this morning by a passing motorist, with police called to the scene around 4am.
Preliminary investigations suggest the man may have fallen asleep close to the road and may have been struck by a passing vehicle, with the driver possibly unaware they struck the man.
Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit and detectives from Sunshine Coast Criminal Investigation Branch are continuing.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area, who saw a person walking on the roadway on Eumundi-Kenilworth Road near the intersection of Sam Kelly Road, Gheerulla between 8pm last night (July 16) and 4am this morning to contact police.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.