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.