Two who died in garden car crash named

Police said two people were killed in the crash. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Police said two people were killed in the crash. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
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Two people who died after a car crashed into a garden in Lower Beeding have been formally identified by police.

Ricarda Chapman, 25, of Covert Mead, Handcross, and Lewis James Gardner-Smith, 17, of Sandygate Lane, Lower Beeding, died after their black Vauxhall Meriva left the A281 Brighton Road on Tuesday (April 18).

Police said the collision took place 200 metres north of the junction with Picts Lane at about 10.45pm.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene, officers added.

Emergency services along with the Air Ambulance attended the incident. No other vehicles were involved.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have noticed the car being driven shortly beforehand is asked to contact police at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/, by emailing collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by phoning 101, quoting Operation Waddington.

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