Police have described the fatal pedestrian collision on the Midland Highway at Epping Forest on Saturday night as "a very tragic situation" for all involved.
Acting Inspector Mel Death said police received a number of calls from members of the public just after 8.45pm with concerns about the driving behaviour of a silver BMW X5 travelling north on the Midland Highway.
Police were on their way when they received reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle on the highway north of Epping Forest, just before 9pm.
Acting Inspector Death said initial investigations showed the driver of the BMW - a 43-year-old South Launceston man - had parked on the left-hand side of the highway and got out of the car.
"It appears that a male person has been in the middle of the roadway and has been struck by a motor vehicle travelling north out of Epping Forest towards Launceston," she said.
"Early indications from our investigation, we believe that the driver of the BMW is the deceased male.
"At this stage, the matter is being investigated and the report is being prepared for the coroner."
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The driver of the vehicle - a Launceston man - immediately pulled over after colliding with the man who was on the road, Acting Inspector Death said.
"As a result of the crash, the vehicle that was travelling north that has struck the pedestrian has pulled over and identified themselves to police, and as a result of that police are talking to that driver," she said.
Multiple witnesses have provided information to police about the BMW in the lead-up to the incident, and investigators will remain on the scene on Sunday afternoon.
Acting Inspector Death said it was a tragic situation.
"It's always traumatic to attend these scenes, it's traumatic for everybody involved including emergency services, it's a traumatic experience for the driver of the motor vehicle," she said.
"It's a very tragic situation, and thoughts go out to the family."
Anyone with information, including dash cam footage, can contact police on 131 444.