Sussex

Chichester crash: Two women die and one man critical

A27 leading to Fishbourne roundabout Image copyright Google
Image caption Emergency services were called to the scene west of the Fishbourne roundabout on Thursday

Two women have died and four other people have been injured in a two-car collision in West Sussex.

A Ford Focus and a Renault Zoe collided and then crashed into trees on the A27 near Chichester at about 22:10 GMT on Thursday.

Two women from Chichester, aged 80 and 75, who were passengers in the Renault Zoe, died at the scene.

A 27-year-old man from Emsworth who was driving the Ford Focus is being treated for life-threatening head injuries.

The other occupants in the Renault Zoe were treated for minor injuries.

A section of the eastbound carriageway close to the scene west of the Fishbourne roundabout was closed overnight and reopened at 08:00.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw either of the cars in the time leading up to it, is urged to contact Sussex Police.

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