Man, 59, dies after being hit by car on A27 in Lancing

A27 fatal Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption The stretch of road was immediately closed following the collision at about 06:00 GMT

A pedestrian died when he was hit by a car on the A27 in West Sussex.

Sussex Police said the 59-year-old man, from Sompting, was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

The crash was at about 06:00 GMT on the eastbound carriageway in Lancing, between the Lancing Manor roundabout and the A283 Steyning interchange.

The driver of the car, a BMW, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. The 58-year-old Climping man suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed following the collision, but reopened at about 11.00 GMT.

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