A stolen car believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-run crash in Melbourne‘s south-east has been found burnt out several suburbs from the crime scene.

The hit-run occurred at the intersection of Hallam and Pound roads in Hampton Park when a vehicle and cyclist collided before 4.30am.

According to Victoria Police, the male driver of what is believed to have been a red 2010 Holden Cruze sedan failed to stop after the crash.

The Hampton Park intersection where the incident has occurred, (Nine)

The cyclist, a 58-year-old Hampton Park man, later died at the scene.

Police are calling for witnesses as they hunt for the man believed to have been behind the wheel.

Acting Sergeant Cameron Merrett said it was clear the driver was aware of the crime.

“There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this driver knew that they had hit a person or hit something and should have stopped,” he said.

The man police are looking for in relation to the hit-run. (Victoria Police)

The car believed to have been involved was found burnt out in Glen Waverley about 5am.

It was stolen from Doncaster yesterday morning.

Any witnesses or anyone who has dashcam footage or other information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Source: 9News

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