POLICE have arrested two men after a pedestrian died in a country lane horror smash early today.

Emergency services were called to Burghfield Road, Burghfield at 5.20am when a white Mercedes Sprinter van was in collision with a man close to the M4 motorway bridge and the road remained closed in both directions for nearly two hours..

Police arrested the driver and a passenger who are currently in custody at Newbury Police station but the victim, who is believed to be a 28-year-old from Reading is yet to be identified.

Acting Sergeant of Chieveley Roads Policing Jim Lovell, said: "In this time of inclement weather, people should drive extra carefully, especially on dark country lanes. They should be vigilant, pay attention and be more observant." Anyone with any information about the crash should contact PC Andy Woodley, at Three Mile Cross roads policing base on 0845 8 505 505 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.