A27 at Polegate reopened at midnight following fatal crash

The scene of the crash where a lorry overturned on the A27. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150503-153314001

The scene of the crash where a lorry overturned on the A27. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150503-153314001

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The A27 from Polegate to Alfriston reopened at 11.50pm last night following a fatal road accident.

The road closed at 11.40am yesterday (March 5), after a lorry overturned.

Emergency services rushed to the incident, and police announced a man in his forties, who was driving a car, died at the scene.

A 41-ton container lorry with a load of aluminium overturned on the westbound A27 outside Folkington Manor between Polegate and Drusillas roundabout, before colliding with a car.

One other vehicle, a scaffolding lorry, suffered minor damage.

The driver of the lorry was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The road was closed from Polegate

The road was closed from Polegate

The road was closed for more than 12 hours yesterday, which left the A259 between Eastbourne and Seaford congested throughout the day.