A man who was involved in an accident on the A23 has sadly died.

The incident happened yesterday, Sunday, March 25, at around 4.50pm n the A23 northbound carriageway near Hickstead, Haywards Heath.

A dark coloured Skoda, which was driven by the 59-year-old from Horsham, left the carriageway and hit a lamppost.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance and the fire service, were called to the scene of the crash and a team worked to clear debris off the road.

The driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel and despite the best efforts of the paramedics, sadly died at the scene.

A passenger, a 59-year-old woman from Horsham, suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

The road remained closed until 9.10pm.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crash. If you witnessed the collision please report online or call 101 quoting Operation Sidlow.