Driver dies in A26 crash near Uckfield

A driver died at the scene of a crash on the A26 between Uckfield and Lewes this morning (July 29).

The accident involved a van and a lorry at the junction with Horsted Lane.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

The articulated lorry was travelling towards Lewes when it was in collision with the van at 10.48am. 

A police statement said:

“Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the driver of the van sadly died at the scene. 

“The lorry driver was not hurt.”

PC David Upjohn said: “We are appealing for witnesses to this fatal collision. If anyone saw it happen or has any dash-cam footage, please contact us.”

You can report online or call 101 quoting Operation Redwood.

Road closed

Horsted Lane leads from the A26 to Isfield village.

Police closed the road for several hours to allow emergency services workers to deal with the collision and to carry out an investigation.

The road is closed in both directions while emergency services deal with the collision and is likely to remain shut for several hours. 

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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