A man has died in a four-car crash on a rural road yesterday morning.

The 74-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on the A272 just before 8am on Monday.

Another man suffered serious injuries in the incident in Horsham Road near Petworth and remains in hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Sussex Police say that the 74-year-old man from Reigate in Surrey, driving a white Porsche, was treated by paramedics at the scene. He was pronounced dead following the crash at 7.50am on April 29. His next of kin have been informed.

The Argus: An air ambulance at the sceneAn air ambulance at the scene (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

A 65-year-old man from Midhurst, driving a white BMW, remains in St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester but is said to be stable.

Two other cars, a black BMW and white Audi, are also believed to have been involved.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating the collision which is believed to have involved four vehicles. Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.


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“This includes anyone with CCTV in the area, and anyone with dashcam footage from vehicles in the area at the time.

“Information can be reported to Sussex Police online or emailed to collision.appeal@sussex.police.uk quoting Operation Preston.”

Air ambulance crews also attended the incident.

Horsham Road was closed for most of yesterday but has since been re-opened with temporary traffic lights.

West Sussex Highways say they are conducting repairs.