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Traffic chaos after man found dead on Kwinana Freeway

There’s was traffic chaos for motorists heading to Perth from the southern suburbs after a man was found dead early Thursday morning.

The man’s body was discovered near the Canning Highway overpass about 5:30.

Police say the man was hit by a 4wd and died at the scene.

It’s understood police received a phone call several minutes prior about a man walking on the freeway.

The Kwinana Freeway is closed northbound from Leach to Canning Highways.

The driver of the 4wd is assisting police with their investigation.

There’s was also a breakdown in the northbound right lane at Parry Avenue, several metres before the Leach Highway road block.

The breakdown has since been cleared.

Traffic is heavy and motorists should exercise caution.

For more information and updates visit the Main Roads website.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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