UPDATE: Woman dies after A24 crash near Washington and man arrested

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A woman died after a crash on the A24 near Washington earlier this morning (Sunday, July 24) and a man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Emergency services were called to the A24 Horsham Road northbound carriage before the Washington roundabout after reports of a crash at around 5.40am.

Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160724-114048001

Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160724-114048001

A car had hit a bridge and a 26-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

“Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen a grey Ford Focus on the A24 shortly before the incident,” a police spokesman said.

“The northbound carriageway was closed between Findon and Washington and police would like to thank drivers for their patience.”

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Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160724-114048001

“Witnesses are asked to call 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Operation Bookham.”

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-org.uk.

South East Coast Ambulance Service sent two response cars and two ambulances to the incident.

The road was closed northbound between Findon roundabout and The Pike, but there is still slow traffic in the area, according to BBC Travel.

Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160724-114048001

Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160724-114048001

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Emergency services at the crash scene on the A24. Photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-160724-093325001

Emergency services at the crash scene on the A24. Photo by Eddie Mitchell SUS-160724-093325001