Fatal hit-run victim named as police appeal for information

Police are appealing for information on a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a 20-year-old Queensland man early Saturday morning.

Michael Bowden was fatally struck by a vehicle at Weipa, in northern Queensland, around 3am.

Detectives are hoping somebody in the mining township has information that could assist the investigation and help bring closure for the young man’s family.

Michael Bowden, 20, was fatally struck by a vehicle in a hit-run at Weipa, northern Queensland, around 3am Saturday. Source: Queensland Police.

Police would are keen to speak with anyone who travelled along Northern Avenue between midnight and 3am Saturday.

“Anyone who may have been driving in the Weipa township around that time and who has a dashcam is also urged to come forward,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“Members of the community are being reminded to be on the lookout for any vehicles which may have been freshly damaged.”

The Forensic Crash Unit, Scenes of Crime officers and detectives are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.