A MAN has died and a woman was seriously injured in a crash.

Police were called to the A26 at Eridge, near Crowborough, at 2.24pm yesterday following reports of a collision involving two cars.

Officers arrived at the scene to find the aftermath of a serious crash involving a silver Toyota Yaris and a blue Ford Fiesta.

A 44-year-old man from Tunbridge Wells was pronounced dead at the scene, and a woman was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with serious injuries.

Sussex Police closed the A26 for several hours as paramedics attended the scene and recovery work was carried out.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service teams were also in attendance.

Police are now urging anyone who "saw what happened, saw either vehicle being driven prior to the collision or who may have any relevant dash cam footage" to come forward as officers seek to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

People can contact police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Prime.