Man dies in collision on A24
A man has tragically died following a collision on the A24.
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.”
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.