Tributes left at scene of Slinfold fatal

The scene in Slinfold
The scene in Slinfold

Tributes have been left at the scene of a Slinfold collision which left two teenagers dead.

The 18-year-old and 19-year-old died after the silver Peugoet 306 they were travelling in left the road and collided with a tree on Friday evening (July 5).

Police and emergency services including an air ambulance and West Sussex Fire and Rescue, were called to the A264 Five Oaks Road near Fulfords Hill at around 8.10pm.

The 18-year-old Peugoet driver from Slinfold died at the scene of the collision and an 19-year-old passenger was taken to St Georges Hospital, London for emergency treatment but could not be saved and sadly died Saturday morning (6 July).

Two other passengers, an 18-year-old man from Billingshurst and a 17-year-old girl from West Chiltington have been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital one with serious but non-life threatening injuries and the other (the girl) with minor injuries.

Over the weekend floral tributes and messages were laid by the tree.

Four teenage boys who were travelling behind the Peugoet in a silver Opel Astra, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Three teens, two aged 18 and one aged 19, have since been released with no further actions.

The driver of the Opel Astra, an 18-year-old man from Billingshurst, has been released on unconditional bail until August 28 pending further enquiries.

Police are still appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information can contact 101 quoting Op Marline or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk

To pay tribute contact the County Times newsdesk on 01403 751267.