A 21-year-old man has died after being hit by a car on the A27. Emergency services were called to a to a collision on the eastbound A27 at Falmer between a car and a pedestrian in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The man, who is believed to be an American student, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital but sadly died on Sunday afternoon.
PC Kelly Newton said: "We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the pedestrian leading up to it to contact police on 101, quoting Operation Telemark."
The A27 Westbound is closed at Coldean in East Sussex. There is slow traffic due to a spillage of diesel and recovery work. The accident involving a lorry and a car happened between the A270 Lewes Road and A23 London Road (Patcham).
The lorry has spilled a substantial amount of fuel and a car has spun as a result. A clean up and recovery is underway.
The family of Peter Sinden has issued the following tribute:
Peter Sinden, aged 57, was suddenly taken from his loved ones in a tragic accident on the A27 at Wilmington on Monday 18th November. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends and the hole he leaves will never be filled.
Peter was born in Eastbourne and employed at Lancing as a steel worker. He was a founder member of the South Downs MG Club and more recently a member of Wealden Classics. The funeral will be held on Thursday 28 November at the Eastbourne Crematorium at 4pm and will be a celebration of Peter's life.