Man, 28, dies after timber falls from lorry onto his car in Newhaven

Emergency services were sent to the incident on the A26 New Road at 7.30am today (Wednesday, May 13). Emergency services at the scene in Newhaven Copyright: Freelance Sussex Police said: “Sadly, the 28-year-old driver of the BMW from Burgess Hill died at the scene.

“The road remained closed at 1pm while investigation and recovery work was carried out and was not expected to reopen until mid-afternoon. “The Health and Safety Executive has been advised.” The police spokesman confirmed a 32-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remained in custody at 1pm today.

The A26 New Road was closed for several hours Copyright: Freelance Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to email or call 101 quoting Operation Grove. A message from the Editor, Gary Shipton:

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