Sussex

Lorry driver charged over A27 crash death

  • 18 March 2014
  • From the section Sussex
A27 crash
Image caption Ernest Humphrey died in hospital five days after the crash

A lorry driver has been charged after a pensioner died from serious injuries following a crash near the Southwick Tunnel in West Sussex in July.

Ernest Humphrey, 79, of Mackie Avenue, Hassocks, died when the Vauxhall Zafira he was a passenger in was struck on the A27 between Hangleton and Holmbush.

A 49-year-old man who was driving the car was also injured in the crash.

Andrew May, 45, of Truro Avenue, Doncaster has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released on police bail and is due to appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court on 29 April.

Mr Humphrey was flown to hospital in Southampton following the crash on 25 July, but died five days later.

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