An unknown male pedestrian has been found dead right on the middle of Nkhata-Bay-Mzuzu M5 at Kalambwe area 2 km from Nkhatabay Boma.
The dead body was found in the early hours of August 31, 2022.
Police have opened a case of hit and run road accident.
Preliminary inquiry indicates that the pedestrian was drunk and staggered into the road before being run over by a speeding vehicle which the police are yet to identify.
The pedestrian was rushed to Nkhata-Bay District Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival as he sustained head injuries and multiple fractures on both legs.
The dead body is being kept at the morgue of the same hospital waiting to be identified by relatives.
Meanwhile police is appealing to the public to contact the nearest police or visit Nkhata-Bay District Hospital Mortuary if anyone is missing a relative.