UPDATE: A24 Ashington victim was traffic worker, say police

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A Henfield man who died on the A24 in Ashington after a collision with a car yesterday (Monday August 12) was a traffic management worker, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to the scene half a mile north of the Ashington roundabout at around 2.30pm.

The collision took place on the southbound carriageway.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “A 49-year-old man was struck by a passing car and sadly died at the scene from his injuries.

“The man, from Henfield, was working as a traffic management worker, subcontracted to West Sussex Highways, at the time of the collision and was working in the road.

“The 58-year-old male driver of the car, a silver Peugeot, was shocked but unhurt.”

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

Anyone who has any information or witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoiting Op Copland.