- Fatal crash happened on the A23 southbound this morning near Bolney, Sussex
- Front seat passenger died while the car’s three other occupants survived
- Another passenger was seriously injured and the driver taken to hospital
A 25-year-old man has died after a car crashed into the back of a lorry on the A23, leaving another passenger seriously injured.
The fatal crash happened around 1.30am on the road southbound between B2115 and A272 near Bolney in West Sussex, when the car was carrying four people.
The car’s 29-year-old female driver was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.
A car carrying four people crashed into the fully loaded lorry on the A23, killing the front seat passenger and seriously injuring another
The HGV driver was reportedly sleeping in the stationary vehicle when the hatchback collided with the lorry, according to The Argus.
A West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: ‘The fire service were called around 1.37am this morning.
‘The incident involved one car crashing into the rear of a heavy goods vehicle.
‘One person has died. A passenger has also suffered serious injuries.’
The road was closed by police and later reopened at 9.30am.
The driver was reportedly sleeping in the stationary vehicle when a car crashed into it on the road in Sussex
Highways England tweeted: ‘A23 southbound has all lanes open again between B2115 and A272 following a very serious collision over night.
‘No delays remain, safe onward journey this morning.’
Sussex Police have been contacted for comment.