The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal traffic crash in Cairns this morning.
Initial investigations indicate a utility was travelling south on Sheridan Street when it left the road and struck a man on the pedestrian footpath of Sheridan and McKenzie Streets just before 11am.
The pedestrian, a 45-year-old man, died at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to hospital.
Police urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Cairns police on (07)
There is no further information available at this time.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.