Temporary traffic lights will cause delays on a rural road as work continues to make safe a building damaged in a fatal car crash.

Repair works will continue this week on the A272 near Petworth after a building was damaged in a collision on the road.

A 74-year-old man from Surrey driving a white Porsche was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash yesterday.

West Sussex Highways said that the crash on Horsham Road near Petworth damaged a nearby building. Temporary traffic lights have been installed to protect drivers and workers.

The Argus: The scene of the car crashThe scene of the car crash (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

Traffic data suggests that two-way traffic signals will be in place until Friday.

Sussex Police confirmed that the 74-year-old man died yesterday and that another man remains in hospital having suffered serious injuries.

The entranceway to a neighbouring property was damaged in the crash with bricks still strewn across the road this morning.

The Argus: A spokesman for the force said: “A 65-year-old man from Midhurst, driving a white BMW, sustained serious injuries and was taken to St Richard's Hospital in Chichester where he is stable.

“Police are investigating the collision which is believed to have involved four vehicles. The other two vehicles were a black BMW and a white Audi. The drivers of both those vehicles were not injured.

“Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

“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.”