Essex County OPP are investigating after a 20-year-old Leamington man was struck and killed by a vehicle.

Police say the victim was walking eastbound in the westbound lane of Highway 3 near County Road 27 shortly after midnight Sunday, when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced by dead.

Highway 3 was closed between County Road 27 and County Road 29 for several hours while the OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigation Team investigated.

Police are not releasing the name of the deceased man until next of kin have been notified.