Littlehampton couple killed in horrific Long Furlong crash

Police investigate the scene at the Long Furlong crash in Patching yesterday. PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell SUS-141025-081936001
Police investigate the scene at the Long Furlong crash in Patching yesterday. PHOTO: Eddie Mitchell SUS-141025-081936001
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TWO pensioners from Littlehampton have been killed in a horrific head-on crash on the A280 Long Furlong at Patching yesterday afternoon (Friday, October 24).

A man and a woman - respectively the driver and passenger of a silver Toyota Avensis – have both died after their car collided with a white Ford Ranger pick-up at about 4.40pm.

The man, 69, and woman, 70, both from Littlehampton, were pronounced dead at the scene, Sussex Police said this morning (Saturday, October 25).

Their car was travelling southbound along the long sweeping bend of the A280 when the crash happened.

The driver of the Ford, an 18-year-old man from Henfield who was travelling north, suffered a broken arm and was taken to Worthing Hospital.

The A280 was closed in both directions for several hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Police are now urging witnesses to the crash, or who may have seen either car before the collision, to contact them by emailing collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting Operation Clapham.