UPDATE: Police release further details of fatal A27 crash in appeal for witnesses
Police have released details of a fatal crash on the westbound A27 at Bosham as part of an ongoing appeal for witnesses and dash-cam footage.
A Mercedes-Benz curtain-sided lorry collided with a stationary Volvo skip loader, before crashing into trees, at around 2.20pm yesterday, police said.
Sadly the driver of the Mercedes-Benz, a 55-year-old man from Andover, Hampshire, was pronounced dead at the scene, Sussex Police confirmed.
According to police, the Volvo driver, a 44-year-old man from Hayling Island, Hampshire, sustained minor injuries for which he was treated at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester.
Sergeant Richard Hornsey, who is now leading the investigation, said: “We’d like to hear from anyone using that stretch of the A27 who saw the collision occur or who noticed a broken-down goods vehicle on the westbound carriageway.
“Witnesses, or anyone who has any dash-cam footage showing the stationary vehicle prior to the collision, are asked to contact the Sussex Serious Collision Investigation Unit at [email protected]
“Alternatively they can telephone 101, and in all instances they should quote Operation Anglican.”
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