Police baffled by Lowood fatal hit and run

Flowers mark the spot of a fatal hit and run near Lowood in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Flowers mark the spot of a fatal hit and run near Lowood in the early hours of Saturday morning. Derek Barry

A DAY after a fatal hit and run near Lowood, police are no closer to finding out what happened, but someone knows exactly what happened.

A lone set of flowers on top of a cone marker is the only clue of the tragedy visible from the Forest hill-Fernvale rd near the Brisbane River halfway between Lowood and Fernvale in the early hours of Saturday morning which left one man dead.

The cone and flowers are just off the Lowood facing lane on a straight stretch where overtaking is not permitted as the road follows the curves of the river.

Near the flowers are fragments of a road traffic reflector knocked over in the incident but there are no obvious skidmarks to suggest a vehicle had swerved.

Police were notified at 3.40am on Saturday morning that there was a man lying by the side of the road and when they arrived they found him dead, and plenty of evidence to suggest a vehicle was involved.

However initial investigations have not turned up any clues as to who the driver might be.

The nearest neighbours live well off the road and when the Gatton Star spoke to them this morning they said they did not hear anything at the time of the incident.

Police are urging anyone who may have been in the area at the time or who has information that might assist investigators to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers 24 hours a day.

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