The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating an incident in which a man died following a crash in Lyminster on Good Friday (March 25).
Police said officers received a call at around 5.45pm of a man who was in a ‘drunken state’ walking along the side of the A284 Lyminster Road.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said the incident was downgraded from an emergency due to officers being ‘heavily committed’ to other incidents in the area.
The man was later involved in a collision with a car along the road, the spokesman added.
He died at the scene.
Police said: “Sadly officers were unable to reach the scene before the collision occurred.
“As a result of this the incident is being referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for its assessment.”
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