Man arrested after fatal car collision

A Worthing man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman died in a collision on the A24, Sussex Police said.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 3:38 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:11 am
Emergency services at the crash scene on the A24. Photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-160724-093325001

Police are appealing for information about the incident, which happened on Sunday shortly after 5.30am.

Emergency services were called to the collision on the dual carriageway between Findon and Washington. A 26-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the A24 at Washington which sadly claimed the life of a 26-year-old woman early on Sunday morning (24 July).

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“The woman had been driving north in a grey Ford Focus and was in the nearside lane of the dual carriageway between Findon and Washington.

“A silver Kia LE car was believed to be alongside when the Focus suddenly left the carriageway and crashed into roadside vegetation. The crash occurred shortly after 5.30am.

“The woman, from Worthing, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The driver of the Kia, a 21-year-old man from Worthing, and his front seat passenger, a 23-year-old woman, also from Worthing, were both unhurt.

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“The A24 was closed northbound while the scene was cleared and investigations carried out, and police would like to thank drivers whose journeys were disrupted for their patience and understanding.

“Anyone who saw what happened or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly before the collision occurred is asked to email [email protected] or phone 101, quoting Operation Bookham.

“A 21-year-old Worthing man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed until 1 September pending further enquiries.”

South East Coast Ambulance Service sent two response cars and two ambulances to the incident.

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The road was closed northbound between Findon roundabout and The Pike causing traffic delays.

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