A 65-YEAR-OLD George Town man is dead after being hit by a vehicle at Mount Direction, about 25 kilometres north of Launceston.
The man was walking along an unlit section of the East Tamar Highway, near Dalrymple Road, when a passing Mazda ute hit him on Saturday about 10.30pm.
Police said the 21-year-old driver assisted the man until paramedics arrived.
The man, who had been walking along the carriageway, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police Inspector John Ward said the Launceston driver was `` very distraught'' and had co-operated fully with police.
``She stopped her vehicle immediately and went to the person who was on the road way and put him into a recovery position,'' he said.
Police don't no why the man was in the area, which is about 25 kilometres from George Town.
Crash scene investigators are still determining exactly where he was on the road when the crash occurred.
Inspector Ward issued a reminder to motorists to be alert to potential hazards on the road and for pedestrians to wear bright clothing at night. Police are awaiting a toxicology report.
Locals in the area said people often walked along the shoulder of the road to attend the nearby Signal Station Tavern, however they were not concerned about the walking conditions in the rural area.
The man is not believed to have been at the tavern prior to the accident.
Yesterday, another man died after being in a car crash earlier this month.
The 72-year-old died in hospital from injuries sustained in a crash at Sorrel on October 5.
The Battery Point man was the passenger of a car being driven by a 71-year-old Battery Point woman when it hit a concrete culvert and crash on the Arthur Highway.
He was immediately flown to the Austin Hospital in Melbourne where he underwent surgery.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated and police would like to hear from anyone who many have seen the crash or the car - a 2005 black Honda Civic - before the crash.
Crash investigators are seeking witnesses to the Mount Direction crash, who may have seen either the vehicle or pedestrian prior to the incident. Contact Northern Crash Investigation Services on 6336 3936 or 6336 3701.