A 73-year-old man was killed in a car accident on a country road near Horsham last night.

The pensioner was driving a Daewood Matiz which was in collision with an Audi on the A281 in the Hornshill Lane area of Rudgwick.

A woman passenger in the Daewoo was taken to hospital with injuries which were described as serious but not life threatening.

The accident happened at 6.15pm and today police appealed for witnesses to the crash.

The dead man was not being named until all his relatives had been contacted.

The driver of the Audi, a man of 30 from Guildford, Surrey, escaped unhurt.