FATAL CRASH: 23-year-old man arrested over crash deaths

Double Fatal RTC in Eastbourtne 12/8/6 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160813-161534001
Double Fatal RTC in Eastbourtne 12/8/6 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160813-161534001

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a hit and run in Eastbourne, in which two people sadly died.

Police were called to Bolsover Road at about 9.34pm on Friday (12 August) following reports a black Seat Leon had collided with a silver Volkswagen Polo, which then collided into two parked cars – a blue BMW 330d and a grey Audi A3.

The driver of the Polo – a 48-year-old woman from Eastbourne – and the passenger – a 46-year-old man from Uckfield – were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

A spokesperson at Sussex Police said, “Officers conducted a search of the area and arrested a man in Grand Parade, Eastbourne, at about 12.05am on Saturday (August 13).

The 23-year-old, from Eastbourne, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving while unfit through drink or drugs and failing to stop after a road traffic collision, and remains in police custody at this stage.

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

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