Lowestoft man dies in west Sussex crash


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A 25-year-old man from Lowestoft has died following a head-on crash, which closed a Sussex road for more than six hours.

The man, who has yet to be named by Sussex police, was driving a blue sign-written Ford Fiesta van which was involved in the crash with an articulated lorry.

The A267 between Cross-in-Hand and Horam was closed for more than six hours today (Wednesday) after the collision on Little London Road.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the crash happened about 7am and involved the blue van, which was heading south, and a white Renault articulated lorry travelling north.

'The van driver, a 25-year-old man from Lowestoft, was trapped in his vehicle and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. He was released from the van by firefighters later in the morning,' the spokesman said.

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'The driver of the lorry, a 48-year-old man from St Leonards-on-Sea, was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital suffering from shoulder and neck pain.'

Police are seeking witnesses to the crash, and Sgt Dan Pitcher, from Sussex Police's Road Policing Unit, said: 'We want to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who saw either vehicle being driven during the time leading up to the collision. Please call us on 101 or e-mail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk

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'This was obviously a very nasty incident and our thoughts are with the young man's family and friends at this sad time.'

The road was re-opened shortly after 1pm.

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