A senior officer from the Northern Region was involved in a traffic incident this morning in the carpark of a government building on Sheridan Street in Cairns.
At around 4.20am, police were called to Sheridan Street with reports that a vehicle, driven by the senior officer, collided with a man in the driveway.
The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Ethical Standards Command will investigate and the Crime and Corruption Commission has been notified as per normal procedure.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.