Police Scotland issued the following press release today, which we reproduce unedited and in full.
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in the Leith Walk area.
The incident happened around 1.10pm on Tuesday 3rd September at Newkirkgate.
inquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances, however, it appears a Vauxhall Astra car and an HGV have been involved and as a result a 62-year-old male pedestrian sustained serious injuries.
Emergency services responded to the scene and sadly the man was pronounced dead.
Anyone with information is asked to come forward.
Inspector Roger Park from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh said: "Our deepest sympathies are with the family of the pedestrian killed during this incident and we are working to establish exactly what has happened.
"Members of the public who were nearby at the time and saw what happened, or who may have any relevant dash-cam footage should contact police immediately.
"Likewise, anyone with any other information that can assist our ongoing enquiries is also urged to get in touch."
Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh via 101 and quote incident number 1568 of the 3rd September.