Homicide Squad detectives are investigating after a man was found dead on a suburban street in Melbourne's east early this morning.
The man, who is yet to be formally identified, was located on the road, near a white Holden sedan on Tidcombe Crescent in Doncaster East, just before 5am.
The car had significant damage to its bonnet and driver's side.
A number of residents have told 9News they heard a loud bang late last night.
"Around 11:30 or maybe 11:45ish I heard a huge thump," one resident said.
"I'm not too sure what it was. A little bit of screaming and stuff."
An area of the street has been cornered off as detectives piece together what happened.
"The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be established and the investigation remains ongoing," police said.