COUNTY NEWS: Woman dies after bridge crash, man arrested

A woman died after crashing into a bridge in Sussex earlier this morning (Sunday, July 24) and a man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Sunday, 24th July 2016, 1:11 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:46 am
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Emergency services were called to the A24 Horsham Road northbound carriage near Washington after reports of a crash at around 5.40am.

A car had hit a bridge and a 26-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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“Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen a grey Ford Focus on the A24 shortly before the incident,” a police spokesman said.

“The northbound carriageway was closed between Findon and Washington and police would like to thank drivers for their patience.”

“Witnesses are asked to call 101 or email [email protected], quoting Operation Bookham.”

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit

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South East Coast Ambulance Service sent two response cars and two ambulances to the incident.

The road was closed northbound between Findon roundabout and The Pike, but there is still slow traffic in the area, according to BBC Travel.

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Emergency services at the crash scene on the A24. Photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-160724-093325001