A Ravenswood man who was hit yesterday by a utility that he was trying to stop at a Mowbray roadworks site died in hospital last night.
The 62-year-old man was directing traffic around a contract crew who were sealing cracks in Vermont Road about 1.25pm when he was hit by the white Nissan ute.
Launceston traffic Sergeant Nick Clark said the man was thrown about 15 metres along the road and suffered critical injuries to his head and upper body.
He died in the Launceston General Hospital last night.
The driver of the ute, a 57-year-old Mayfield man, was not injured but was taken to hospital for checks.
Several of the man's co-workers witnessed the crash and remained at the scene while police conducted their investigations.
Kevin Reynolds was one of the contractors working at the site.
``As soon as I heard the brakes lock up I turned and I saw him [the driver] hit him and shoot him [the deceased] down the road,'' Mr Reynolds said.
Sergeant Clark said police were still investigating the crash and did not know whether the ute was sticking to the 40km/h roadworks speed limit.
Workplace Standards is also investigating the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northern crash investigation services on 6336 3701.