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Teens killed in horror crash in Horsham as four arrested
Two teenagers have died in a tragic road accident after the car in which they were travelling crashed into a tree.
Police and emergency services were called to the scene of the horror crash, which involved eight young people, just after 8pm on Friday.
Four teenagers were arrested after the collision on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but three were later released without charge.
The fourth teenager, an 18-year-old man, has been released on unconditional bail.
Tributes to the 18-year-old and 19- year-old man who died have since been left at the scene of the crash on the A264 Five Oaks Road near Fulfords Hill in Slinfold, Horsham.
The 18-year-old was driving a Peugeot 306, while the 19-year-old man was a passenger when it crashed into the tree.
Two other passengers were also in the vehicle, one with serious but not life-threatening injuries and one with minor injuries.
Four male teenagers, who were travelling in an Opel Astra following the Peugeot when the collision took place, were later arrested.
Three of the teenagers, two aged 18 and one aged 19, have been released with no further action.
The driver of the Opel, an 18-yearold man from Billingshurst, has been released on bail until August 28 pending further enquiries.
'Matter of urgency'
Police said the 18-year-old male Peugeot driver from Slinfold died at the scene while the 19-year-old male passenger was taken to St George’s Hospital, London, for emergency treatment but could not be saved and died on Saturday morning.
Two other passengers, an 18-yearold man from Billingshurst and a 17- year-old girl from West Chiltington, were taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
The man is said to have serious but non-life threatening injuries while the girl has minor injuries.
Sergeant Alan Spicer, of Sussex Police, said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers to please do so as a matter of urgency.
“We would also like to hear from any other drivers who saw the silver Peugeot or the silver Opel Astra prior to the collision.”
The road was closed for about nine hours for rescue, recovery and collision investigation work.
Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101.
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