Police update 1: Fatal hit and run at Cairns

Police are seeking assistance from the public after a 20-year-old Cairns North man has died following a hit and run traffic incident in Cairns this morning.

Cairns Forensic Crash Unit investigators are urging the driver of a white utility that stopped at the accident before driving off to contact them straight away.

Police want anyone who has CCTV footage or witnesses the incident to contact them straight away.

The man was struck by a vehicle on James Street just after midnight.

The man sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and died at the scene.

Investigators are appealing for the driver of the vehicle or anyone who may have witnessed the incident 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.

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