Sussex

Slinfold death crash: Driver bailed and three released

  • 7 July 2013
  • From the section Sussex
Tributes at scene
Tributes have been left at the scene of the crash in Slinfold, near Fulfords Hill

Three teenagers who were arrested after a car crash in which two people died and two others were injured have been released with no further action.

They were passengers in a car behind a Peugeot that left the road in Slinfold in Horsham on Friday and hit a tree.

Sussex Police said the 18-year-old driver of the Opel Astra they were in, has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

All four were held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Officers said the Peugeot driver died at the scene and a passenger in the car later died in hospital after the crash on the A264 Five Oaks Road at about 20:10 BST,

The two people who died have not yet been named but police said the driver was an 18-year-old from Slinfold and the passenger a 19-year-old.

The other two in the Peugeot were an 18-year-old man from Billingshurst, who suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries, and a 17-year-old girl from West Chiltington, who had minor injuries.

Tributes have been left at the scene near Fulfords Hill.

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