Sussex

Two dead in Eastbourne hit-and-run crash

Crash scene Image copyright Dan Jessop
Image caption Four vehicles were involved in the crash in Eastbourne, police said

A man and a woman have died in a hit-and-run crash in East Sussex.

Sussex Police said the car they were in was pulling out of a junction in Eastbourne when it was in a collision with another vehicle.

A 48-year-old Eastbourne woman was driving the car and her passenger was a 46-year-old man from Uckfield.

Officers said a man ran away from the scene in Bolsover Road on Friday night. Police arrested a suspect in Grand Parade.

The 23-year-old, from Eastbourne, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving while unfit through drink or drugs, and failing to stop after a collision.

He remained in police custody on Saturday.

Two other cars parked nearby were shunted in the incident at about 21:30 BST, police said.

The two people who died have not yet been named, but police said their families had been informed.

Witnesses have been asked to contact the force.

Image copyright Dan Jessop
Image caption Police want to speak to anyone who saw the crash on Friday night

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