The A21 London Road in East Sussex was closed in both directions after a “serious” single-vehicle collision in early hours of this morning (April 6). Five males were involved in the collision and the air ambulance was called to the scene.
Fire crews, police, and road ambulances were also in attendance, and a diversion route was in place. In a tweet at 2.40am, East Sussex Fire Rescue Service said: “Two fire appliances are dealing with a serious RTC on the A21 at Silvermere, Hastings, involving five males. Police and ambulance are also at the scene along with a helicopter air ambulance. Please avoid the area.”
Police have since released a statement saying: “A 19-year-old man from Essex, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.
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A 20-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries and a third, 19-year-old, man was taken to hospital by the ambulance service in a serious condition.”
It was also reported that two 20-year-old men from London were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in police custody.
The National Highways website said: “The A21 in East Sussex is closed in both directions between the A265 (Hurst Green) and the A2100 (John’s Cross Roundabout) due to a serious collision involving an overturned car.”
The road reopened shortly after 12pm, ten hours after the incident took place.
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