A PEDESTRIAN was killed when they were struck by a lorry on the M4 this morning.

The crash brought road chaos for many people from Wiltshire travelling to work as the M4 was closed for almost five hours.

Thames Valley Police has appealed for information after the fatality between junctions five and six on the westbound carriageway at around 3.45am.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “A heavy goods vehicle was in collision with a pedestrian between the hard shoulder and lane one. Sadly, the pedestrian has subsequently died.

“The victim is yet to be identified. Work is ongoing to do so and notify next of kin.”

Anybody who witnessed the crash should call 101 and ask to speak to Thames Valley Police.

The road re-opened just before 9am today.