Man killed by wife's Uber after falling asleep on driveway

Krystal Johnson

A Queensland man has been run over and killed in the driveway of his own home by the Uber his wife was travelling in.

The 44-year-old father from Toowoomba, Brisbane's west, died about 12.30am on Saturday morning.

Photo: 7 News

He and his wife had been out together before the man arrived home early and fell asleep on the drive way.

The woman came home in an Uber but she or the driver didn't see the man.

The 44-year-old father died about 12.30am on Saturday morning. Photo: 7 News
A woman is comforted by a police officer after the tragedy. Photo: 7 News

Queensland Police Sergeant Jamie Deacon told 7 News a drop from the road into the driveway was possibly the reason why the driver could not see the man.

"It's tragic. I don't know where they were but it is coming up to the festive season and it's a tragic event at any time," Sergeant Deacon said.

Police questioned the driver but believe the incident is just a tragic accident.