A 38-YEAR-OLD man has died after crashing into a tree on the B2116.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the fatal crash on the B2116 Keymer Road in Hassocks on Wednesday, October 20.

The crash occurred at the junction with Beacons Hurst Road.

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A white Audi A1 S Line was travelling westbound when it crashed into a tree, according to police.

The sole occupant of the vehicle has been identified as a 38-year-old man from East Grinstead.

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics who commenced CPR, he was tragically pronounced dead at the scene,” a police spokesman said.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were earlier urging drivers to avoid the area.

Fire crews from Burgess Hill, as well as the Heavy Rescue Tender from Crawley, attended the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or captured any relative dash cam footage, is urged to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Operation Goldfish.