UPDATE: Police confirm Funtington fatality is 22-year-old local woman

POLICE have confirmed the person who died in a fatal car crash at Funtington this afternoon (August 14) was a 22-year-old local woman.

Friday, 14th August 2015, 5:00 pm
Police a stretch of the B2146 between Funtington and East Ashling after a fatal crash. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Just before 2.30pm, the police said a silver VW Polo saloon car crashed into a parked goods vehicle on the B2146 between Funtington and East Ashling.

“The 22-year-old local woman who was driving the car was killed and the two passengers received injuries for which they have been taken to St Richard’s Hospital at Chichester and Southampton General Hospital respectively,” said Sussex Police.

“The road is closed while emergency services attend the scene and drivers are asked to avoid the area.”

Anyone who saw what happened was asked to contact Sussex Police via [email protected] or call 101 quoting Operation Sundridge.

(Note: on Friday police said the deceased driver was a 21-year-old woman. Today (August 17), the force confirmed she was in fact 22.)

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