A SECOND person has died after a car crashed into a tree on a busy road.

A 23-year-old woman from Carshalton, London, who was a front seat passenger, died at the scene when a grey smart car hit a tree on the A264 Snow Hill, near the Duke’s Head at 8.50pm on Wednesday.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from Battersea, London, died on Friday after being taken to St George’s Hospital in London with life-threatening injuries

A man, 28, who was a passenger in the back seat, suffered multiple fractures and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Their families and next of kin have been informed.

Road closures were in place in the area while the scene was investigated.

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicle or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area to get in contact by emailing: collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk and quote Operation Thorndon.

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