A Maidenhead man who was struck by a car in the middle of the night was at the centre of a police investigation today.

Emergency services arrived at the scene shortly after 2am on Sunday but the 26-year-old was tragically pronounced dead when they arrived.

Roads policing officers combed through the crash site, on the A404 near Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, and it immediately became clear the man was on the carriageway when he was struck by the black Audi A3.

Officers investigating the crash have urged anyone who saw the collision, or has any other information, to contact the force.

The pedestrian was walking close to the turning for the A4130 when he was suddenly struck by the Audi. The driver stopped immediately after the collision and the emergency services were called.

Officers from Thames Valley Police and paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service was all scrambled to the scene but nothing could be done to save the 26-year-old.

A police spokesman said: "A pedestrian who was in the carriageway was involved in a collision with a black Audi A3 which had been travelling on the northbound carriageway, near the turning for the A4130. The vehicle stopped at the scene.

"The pedestrian, a 26-year-old man from Maidenhead, died at the scene. His next of kin has been informed."

The road was closed immediately after the crash but it re-opened later on Sunday.

Police constable Julia Stroud, from TVP's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, added: "I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision on the A404 or who saw the pedestrian or the vehicle travelling prior to the collision.

"Anyone with any information, regardless of how insignificant they feel it may be, should contact police on 101 as this could assist the investigation.”