UPDATE: Elderly woman dies in A21 car crash

Two cars crashed head-on on the A21. Photo by Dan Jessup
Two cars crashed head-on on the A21. Photo by Dan Jessup

An elderly woman has died after a head-on collision between two cars on the A21 at Kent Street this morning (Wednesday, June 1).

The crash involved a red Chevrolet Aveo car travelling south and a silver Citroen C3 Picasso travelling north.

Two cars crashed head-on on the A21. Photo by Dan Jessup

Two cars crashed head-on on the A21. Photo by Dan Jessup

A passenger in the Chevrolet, a 73-year-old woman from Kent, died at the scene.

Its driver, a 74-year-old man also from Kent, was badly injured and is currently in a serious condition at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

The driver and occupants of the Citroen all sustained minor injuries, for which they were treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea.

The A21 was closed between Sedlescombe and St Leonards immediately after the crash and only reopened at around 4.50pm.

Two cars crashed head-on on the A21. Photo by Dan Jessup

Two cars crashed head-on on the A21. Photo by Dan Jessup

Sergeant Dan Pitcher, of the eastern Road Policing Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident and our sympathies go to the relatives of those involved, especially the lady who died.

“I would also like to thank motorists who found their journeys disrupted by the need to close the road and impose diversions, yet who showed patience and understanding in difficult circumstances.”

Police have appealed for anyone who saw what happened or noticed either vehicle being driven shortly before the crash to come forward.

They should email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Barr.

Two cars crashed head-on on the A21. Photo by Dan Jessup

Two cars crashed head-on on the A21. Photo by Dan Jessup

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