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Lorry driver arrested over A27 crash death

A27 crash scene Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption Motorists have been advised that long delays in the area are likely to continue into the evening

A lorry driver has been arrested after a car driver died in a crash on the A27 in East Sussex.

The 49-year-old Volvo driver from Hildenborough in Kent died in the crash with a container lorry on Thursday.

The lorry overturned on the westbound A27 outside Folkington Manor, between Polegate and Drusillas roundabout.

The 53-year-old male driver from Wiltshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A lorry travelling ahead of the Volvo took evasive action, but its load of scaffolding hit a VW Transporter van, police said.

The driver of the scaffolding lorry - a 45-year-old man from Eastbourne - and a 46-year-old woman from Wadhurst driving the VW van were unhurt.

The arrested man has been released on bail until 27 May.

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