Tractor driver arrested for causing man's death after bales of straw fall on victim's car (From The Argus)
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Tractor driver arrested for causing man's death after bales of straw fall on victim's car
A tractor driver has been arrested on causing death by dangerous driving after bales of straw fell onto a car, killing its occupant.
The incident took place at 7.10am today in Street End Road, Sidlesham, near Chichester.
A Sussex Police statement said: “A red Alfa Romeo was in collision with the trailer of a tractor being towed in the opposite direction. The tractor was carrying bales of straw which fell onto the car.”
Sergeant Carl Knapp said: "Sadly, the 70-year-old man from Portsmouth, who was the only occupant of the car, has died following the collision.
"The driver of the tractor, a 25-year-old man from Chichester, has been arrested on suspicion of death by careless or dangerous driving.
"The road is still closed and will remain so for several hours while officers investigate."
Two other cars were involved but no-one else was injured.
A message on the Chichester police Facebook page said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.”
Anyone who has information is asked to contact police on 101.