Arrest following fatal village crash

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A man has been arrested following a fatal village crash, police have said.

Emergency services were called to the two vehicle collision in Ray Lane, Lingfield, near Copthorne, at about 1pm on Wednesday, August 17.

Police said the crash involved an HGV and a Vauxhall Corsa.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said a woman in her 80s was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours while the incident was dealt with, causing long delays in the area.

Police said a man in his 60s was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was released on police bail until Wednesday, October 12 while the investigation continues, officers added.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the events surrounding it are asked to contact Surrey Police on quoting reference P16186245.

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