Police have confirmed that a pedestrian has died after being hit by a car on the A27 near Lancing at 6.05 this morning.
A 59-year-old man from Sompting was treated by paramedics but sadly died at the scene. The coroner’s officer has been informed.
The driver of a black BMW, a 58-year-old man from Climping, suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital. He was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and currently remains in police custody.
The road was closed with diversions in place for much of the morning but reopened at around 11 am.
The closure caused severe delays, with some motorists reporting journey times increased by up to four hours.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.