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Elderly driver dies following collision with tractor

An elderly driver has died following a collision with a tractor this afternoon.

The man in his late 70s was declared dead at the scene on the A286 Main Road, Birdham, close to its junction with Crooked Lane.

Emergency services were called to the accident at 2.34pm.

Traffic in the area was brought to a standstill while the incident was being dealt with. Local road closures and diversions off the A27 Chichester by-pass lasted for several hours.

Officers are asking anyone who saw what happened or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly beforehand is asked to phone 101, quoting Operation Willowfold.