The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating after a young boy died after being hit by a car yesterday (Tuesday).
Police said initial investigations indicated the boy had been near the gutter at a driveway of a Twin Creek Court home around 3.10pm when a vehicle leaving the driveway struck him, police said.
The two men in the vehicle initially left the scene, unaware of what had happened, but returned a short time later.
The driver, a 35-year-old Cannonvale man, is assisting police with inquiries.
The 18-month-old boy was taken to the Proserpine Hospital in a critical condition but died a short time later.
An18-month-old boy has been tragically hit by a car and killed in a driveway of a Twin Creek Court home this afternoon.
Police are reportedly still at the scene.
A police spokesman told the Whitsunday Times details were limited at this stage, with no age of the child but they confirmed it was a little boy who had been killed.
"We got a call about 2.50pm this afternoon that a child had been hit and killed at the driveway of a private residence on Twin Creek Court, Cannonvale," he said.
"Because it happened on private property we'll prepare a report for the coroner but we won't be investigating it from a traffic crash perspective."
Whitsunday Police Station officer in charge Senior Sergeant Nathan Blain told the Whitsunday Times that tragically, a family friend visiting the property was the driver of the vehicle involved.
"The person was leaving the property, but it's still too early in the investigation to say exactly what happened," Snr Sgt Blain said.
"The Forensic Crash Investigation Unit are investigating and we'll be liaising with the coroners offices in relation to it."