A man believed to be in his 20's was found dead on the side of the road south west of Mullumbimby
A man believed to be in his 20's was found dead on the side of the road south west of Mullumbimby Kevin Farmer

HIT AND RUN: body found near push-bike

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was killed in a hit-and-run in the state's North.

Emergency services were called about 1.05am Sunday to Wilsons Creek Road, Wilsons Creek, about 9km south-west of Mullumbimby, after the body of a man was located on the road by a passing motorist.

A push-bike was also found near the body.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended, and the man, believed to be in his 20's, was declared deceased at the scene.

He is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene has been established, which will be examined by specialist forensic officers.

A report is being prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone who may have information or dashcam footage in relation to this incident to contact Byron Bay Police Station on (02) 6685 9499 Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The road remains closed and motorists are urged to avoid the area. Check www.livetraffic.com for updates.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.