Man killed as car hits lamppost in Littlehampton

Littlehampton accident
Image caption The 18-year-old driver died after his car hit a lamppost on the eastbound carriageway of the A259

An 18-year-old man has died following a single vehicle collision in West Sussex.

The victim was driving on the A259 at Wick, in Littlehampton, when his Ford Focus hit a lamppost at 21:30 BST on Monday. He died at the scene.

A 19-year-old female passenger in the car suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton.

In an appeal for witnesses, police said the car had been travelling eastbound.

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