UPDATE: Southwater crash victim named

Southwater fatal collision
Southwater fatal collision

A MAN who died in a car crash which left two other men in a critical condition last night (Wednesday May 23) has been named.

Peter Jeffrey Green, 44, of Eversfield, Southwater, was pronounced dead at the scene on Worthing Road just outside the village.



Emergency services including two air ambulances attended the scene just off the A24 Hop Oast roundabout at around 4.45pm.

The collision involved a Ford Fiesta travelling west and a Toyota Landcruiser travelling east.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Tragically a 44-year-old local man who was a passenger in the Fiesta died at the scene. The 25-year-old local man driving the Fiesta and a 27-year-old local man who was also a passenger in the same car were seriously injured and were airlifted to Kings College Hospital in South London, where both remain in a critical condition.

“The 44-year old local man driving the Landcruiser received a minor arm injury but did not require hospital treatment.”

He added: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or any events leading up to it to contact the Road Policing Unit via 101 quoting Operation Pelham.”

Six emergency vehicles from South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to incident. A spokesman said crew stabilised the other two seriously injured men before being flown to hospital.

If you know the deceased and would like to pay tribute, please leave your comments below, email ollie.mcateer@sussexnewspapers.co.uk or contact 01403 751267.