Sussex

Ditchling Common car crash victim named

Scene of the collision near Ditchling Common
Image caption James Smith from Uckfield died at the scene of the collision.

The man who died following a collision near Burgess Hill in East Sussex on Sunday has been named as James Smith.

Mr Smith, 29, from Uckfield, was a passenger in a Ford Ka which collided with a Volvo on the B2112 between Wivelsfield and Ditchling Common.

The male driver, 27, also from Uckfield, is being treated for a collapsed lung and broken pelvis.

Police are keen to speak to the driver of a blue Volkswagen Polo which was driving behind the Volvo.

Sgt Alan Spicer said: "Witnesses have told us that a blue Volkswagen Polo was travelling south behind the Volvo at the time of the collision and would have seen the events unfold."

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