An Uckfield man died after a crash near Lewes on the A26 this morning (July 10).
The 28-year-old’s Ford Transit van was in collision with a 30-tonne Volvo lorry driven by a 55-year-old man from Newhaven.
The crash occurred near the junction of the A26 with Wellingham Lane, Ringmer.
Police are expecting the A26 north-east of Lewes to remain closed until about 3.30pm today while investigation and recovery work continues.
The lorry driver was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, and detained for treatment. He is understood to have serious injuries, which are not considered to be life-threatening.
Sergeant Stacey Ellott, of the East Sussex Road Policing Unit, said: “We would like to thank motorists’ for their patience while the road closure and diversions have been in place.
“In particular, thanks are also due to members of the public who stopped at the scene soon after the collision occurred to give what help they could. Sadly, the driver of the van died.
“We are now appealing for anyone who saw what happened or who noticed either vehicle shortly before the collision to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting Operation Tudor.”
Our initial story this morning is below:
A man has died following a collision between a van and a lorry on the A26 between Uckfield and Lewes.
The collision, at the road’s junction with Wellingham Lane, was reported at 9.04am today (July 10).
Sussex Police said the man who died is believed to have been in the van. The lorry driver sustained neck and back injuries.
Emergency services are at the scene. The main road is closed and traffic diversions have been put in place via Ringmer village. It is not known when the road will re-open.
Anyone who saw the collision is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email@example.com. quoting Operation Tudor.