A student has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a pedestrian was killed in a crash.

Emergency services were called to Upperton Road, Eastbourne, on July 26 last year.

They responded to a crash between a car and a pedestrian near the junction with Ocklynge Road.

The pedestrian, 75-year-old Andy Forrest, from Eastbourne, died because of his injuries.

The Argus: Andy Forrest was killed in a car crash last yearAndy Forrest was killed in a car crash last year (Image: Family handout)

Officers appealed for witnesses and information as part of Operation Broomfield.

Now, Sussex Police can confirm that Sharon Abraham, 27, a student of Compton Street, Eastbourne, has been charged in connection with the investigation.

He faces charges of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop, and failing to report after being involved in a road traffic collision.

Abraham will appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on February 29.

Andy’s family previously paid tribute to the artist, musician and author describing him as “always kind, always smiling and always grateful”.

In a statement released through Sussex Police, the family said: “We are truly devastated by Andy’s sudden death in such terrible and dramatic circumstances.

“He was an accomplished artist, musician and published author with a wide circle of friends in the Eastbourne community.

“He was much loved by all his family and friends. Always kind, always smiling and always grateful - he was a true gent. He will be greatly missed by us all.”