UPDATE: Man, 68, dies after car hits tree in Loxwood

A man died after a car left a road and hit a tree in Loxwood.

Tuesday, 24th January 2017, 12:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th January 2017, 12:08 pm
Police at the scene of a fatal crash in Loxwood. Photo by Surrey Roads Police.

Emergency services attended the crash along the B2133 Loxwood Road, near the Alford Bar, at about 3.25pm yesterday (January 23).

Police said the silver car left the road near the junction with Newpound Lane before hitting the tree.

A spokesman for the fire service said it was initially reported as a two car collision and crews from Billingshurst, Cranleigh, Crawley and Dunsfold attended the incident.

A 68-year-old man, from Nutbourne, became trapped in the vehicle and was freed using hydraulic rescue equipment.

Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for five hours while the road was cleared and officers investigated the crash.

Sergeant Alan Spicer said: “I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw what happened.

“If you can help, then please get in touch by emailing [email protected] quoting Operation Mayfield.”

Witnesses can also report online (https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/) or call 101.

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