An inquest will open into the death of a 24-year-old man who died in an early morning A27 crash.

Dante Murphy, from Seaford, died at the scene when the BMW he was driving crashed heading eastbound between Falmer and Lewes just before 3am on Tuesday.

Two passengers, a 24-year-old man and a 19-year-old man, both also from Seaford, were taken to hospital.

Sussex Police said the older man suffered serious injuries and the younger man suffered minor injuries.

One family member posted online that the 19-year-old man was recovering at home.

East Sussex Coroners Office has now confirmed that an inquest will be held into Mr Murphy’s death, but no date has been set yet.

Floral tributes were left near the scene of the crash by loved ones for Mr Murphy.

The Argus: Floral tributes on the central reservation of the A27Floral tributes on the central reservation of the A27 (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

People also paid tribute to Mr Murphy online.

Lesley Pheasant said: “So young, so tragic. Our thoughts, hugs and prayers are with everyone who this has affected. May your longness prevail in heaven.”

Hundreds of people also paid tribute on Facebook following news of the tragedy.

Ali-Jay Calamita said: “Such a tragic loss of a young life, my thoughts are with the young man’s family and friends.”

Jayne Aveline said: “Thoughts go out to this young man's family and friends and all involved in this tragic accident.”

The A27 was closed in both directions for almost 12 hours between Falmer and Lewes while forensics teams were at the scene.

It reopened at around 3pm on Tuesday.

There were queues of up to five hours on the A259 between Peacehaven and Newhaven as people diverted.

The cause of the collision is under investigation, with anyone with information urged to email police at, quoting Operation Romsley.

Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the area around that time, or anyone who captured any relevant mobile, dash cam or CCTV footage.