Major accident outside Horsham

Emergency services were called to a fatal accident in Sussex last night. One person has died and two others have been critically injured in the crash which happened near Horsham.

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Police issue statement after Horsham crash

Police and firefighters at the scene last night Credit: ITV Meridian

Sussex Police have confirmed that one man has died and two are critically ill in hospital following a crash yesterday outside Horsham.

The accident occurred in Worthing Road, Southwater, just off the A24 Hop Oast roundabout at 4.45pm. It involved a Ford Fiesta and a Toyota Landcruiser.

A 44-year old local man, a passenger in the Fiesta, died at the scene.

The 25-year old local man driving the Fiesta and another passenger, a 27-year old local man, were seriously injured and airlifted to Kings College Hospital in South London, where both remain in a critical condition.

The 44-year old local man driving the Landcruiser received a minor arm injury.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or any events leading up to it to contact the Road Policing Unit via 101 quoting Operation Pelham."

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