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Appeal for witnesses to fatal crash in Poynings where a 55 year old male from Peacehaven sadly Died

A27 closed near Eastbourne after two car  smash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Poynings.

Officers were called to West Road at 8.50am on Friday (5 June) where a truck and cyclist had collided.

Sadly, the cyclist, a man aged 55 from Peacehaven, suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

The truck driver – a 29-year-old man from Brighton – was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been taken to custody for questioning.

Road closures are currently in place.

Police are appealing to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened to report online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Elmstone.