Second man arrested in Southwick death crash

Police are investigating the fatal crash

Police are investigating the fatal crash

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TWO people have been arrested following a crash in Southwick where a teenager from Portsmouth died.

Police have announced that a 21-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is in custody being questioned by officers.

The scene of the fatal crash

The scene of the fatal crash

A 24-year-old man, also from Portsmouth, remains in custody.

The 19-year-old victim was a passenger travelling towards Southwick in a silver Nissan Almera on the B2177. The car left the road near the junction of Pitymoor Lane.

Another passenger, an 18-year-old from Emsworth, suffered life-threatening injuries and is currently in Southampton General Hospital.

Officers are in the process of informing next-of-kin.

Police are appealing for information about the crash, which happened on Saturday night at 11.17pm.

Anyone who saw what happened should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Eastleigh on 101 quoting Operation Chapman

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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