A SWINDON man killed after being hit by a car while walking along a country road has been named as Mark Howard Staddon.

Mr Staddon, 34, was walking along the A4 at Fyfield, near Marlborough, when he was struck by a Jaguar, driven by a 54-year-old man, at around 7.20pm on Monday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed for three-and-a-half hours while the Police Serious Collision Investigation Team examined the scene.

Inspector Steve Cox said: "At around 7.20pm on Monday a fatal injury road traffic collision occured on the A4 at Fyfield, near Marlborough.

"That section of the road is a single-carriageway with a 60mph speed limit. The circumstances are that a 34-year-old man was walking along the A4 when he was in collision with a Jaguar car driven by a 54-year-old man in the direction of Marlborough.

"The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene."

Mr Staddon was formally identifed yesterday and police have appealed for witnesses to the crash.

Anyone with any information should contact PC Bob Eccleston of SCIT on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.