Man dies in collision on A24

A man has tragically died following a collision on the A24.

Sunday, 6th December 2020, 7:14 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th December 2020, 7:18 pm

Emergency services scrambled to the scene of the collision near Southwater at 1.25pm on Sunday (December 6), after reports of a Lexus colliding with a tree.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Officers, ambulance and fire crews attended and a 24-year-old man – the passenger from the Lexus – was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.”

Emergency services at the scene of the collision on the A24. Picture: PC Glen McArthur of Roads Policing Sussex

The road was closed in both directions between Southwater and the Hop Oast roundabout.

Police confirmed two men – aged 19 and 28 – were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and have been taken to custody for questioning.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the Lexus or a white Toyota being driven prior to the collision, or who has any dash-cam footage that could assist with enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to report it to Sussex Police online or call 101, quoting Operation Hampstead.