Eastbourne crash victim named

Ben Cook SUS-160906-132959001
Ben Cook SUS-160906-132959001

The Eastbourne man killed in a crash at Heathfield at the weekend has been named as 25-year-old Ben Cook.

Mr Cook lived at Sorrel Drive and worked for a railway maintenance firm.

The collision involved a commercial pick-up truck and a tree on the A267 at Little London at about 8.55am.

Emergency services rushed to the scene.

The road was closed until about 2.30pm while the vehicle was recovered and the safe was made safe.

Mr Cook, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was airlifted to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries, where he later died.

The driver, a 56-year-old man from Eastbourne, was originally arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has since been rearrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed until September 22 pending further enquiries.

Witnesses are asked to contact collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Baltimore.

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