Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) detectives are investigating following the death of a man in Bridport Street, Daylesford, on 17 October.

Emergency services responded after an injured man was located just after 6.30am. The man was located by a passer-by with serious injuries on Bridport Street and CPR was commenced but the 58-year-old  man died at the scene.

Police cordoned off Albert Street between Vincent Street and Bridport Street while detectives interviewed witnesses and examined the scene.

A Police spokesperson said that at this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious. Police are investigating if the man was struck by a vehicle on Bridport Street sometime between 6.10am and 6.30am on Tuesday morning. MCIU detectives are hoping to speak to anyone who may have been driving on Bridport Street or may have seen a man behaving erratically in the area at the time.

Reports on Nine News alleged that the man had attempted to rob Muffins and More on Albert Street just after dawn. He may have been struck by a vehicle in a hit and run accident as he was leaving the area.

The man was known to locals and earlier in his life had attended Daylesford College.  He was living rough in the Old Courthouse precinct and using the recently installed laundry and showers for homeless people. He is reported to have been suffering mental health problems.

Anyone with information, dashcam footage or who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto

The incident is a sorry reminder of the inadequacy of local safety net services for people suffering from homelessness or mental health issues.