Man charged after body found on Qld roadside

A man has been charged over an alleged hit and run which claimed the life of a young man in far north Qld.

Police said the 24-year-old was walking along Junction Road in Mossman when he was allegedly struck by a vehicle on September 3 last year.

A member of the public found the man’s body on the side of the road around 4.45am and alerted officers.


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Following investigations, a 46-year-old Gladstone man was charged with one count each of driving without due care, fail to remain at an incident and driving a vehicle whilst under the influence of liquor or a drug.

He is due to appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on September 4.