THE family of a George Town man killed in a car accident has reached out to the driver of the vehicle.
Bransden Johnson, 65, was hit by a ute as he walked along an unlit section of the East Tamar Highway at Mount Direction on Saturday night.
The 21-year-old driver immediately stopped and began to assist Mr Johnson until paramedics arrived, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have said the Launceston woman remained extremely distraught over the incident.
Yesterday Mr Johnson's son, Damien, said the family did not blame the driver and they wanted to get in touch with her.
He described his father as a ``cheery old man'' ready do anything for anyone at any time.
``He was a gentleman and had a heart of gold. He would give you the shirt off his back,'' he said.
``He was a well-liked man. Everyone knew him in George Town.''
Mr Johnson worked at Comalco - now Bell Bay Aluminium - before leaving the job to care for his mother for 25 years.
He also had eight grandchildren, with whom he he relished spending time.
Northern District Support's Inspector Darren Hopkins said police did not believe the driver was at fault in the incident at this stage of the investigation.
Transport inspectors have examined her vehicle and police believe the man was walking on the roadway.
``There's nothing to indicate at this point the woman was at fault,'' Inspector Hopkins said.
``It was dark, there was no street lighting, he was wearing dark clothing and you would not expect to have someone on the road like that.''
The police investigation file will be reviewed by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions as is standard practice in these matters.
Crash investigators are seeking witnesses who may have seen either the vehicle or pedestrian before the incident near Dalrymple Road.
Contact Northern Crash Investigation Services on 6336 3936 or 6336 3701.