A motorist has died after his car hit a deer on a country road, police said today.

His blue Citroen Berlingo and a red Vauxhall Astra hit the animal on the B2192 Lewes Road at Easons Green, near Uckfield.

The Citroen driver, 51, from Netherfield, who has not been named, died at the scene after the crash at about 4.55pm on Friday, a Sussex Police spokesman said.

The condition of the Vauxhall driver, a 50-year-old woman from Heathfield, has not been disclosed, although she was treated for shock at the scene.

Police asked for witnesses to contact them on 0845 6070 999, quoting Operation Theydon.

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