Van driver arrested after man dies in A27 crash

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a moped rider died in a crash on the A27. 

The collision, which happened on the road near Arundel in West Sussex, at around 10.24pm last night (October 24) involved a blue Volkswagen Caddy van and a silver moped. 

Sussex Police said officers responded to a medical incident in Hastings last night (October 26)

Sussex Police said officers responded to a medical incident in Hastings last night (October 26)

A 34-year-old from Worthing, who was riding the moped, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The van driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

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Sussex Police said in a statement: ‘Police are investigating a fatal collision near Arundel. Emergency services were called to the eastbound carriageway of the A27 just east of Poling crossroads, at 10.42pm on Wednesday (24 October).

‘The collision involved a blue Volkswagen Caddy van and a silver moped.

‘The rider of the moped, a 34-year old man from Worthing was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

‘The driver of the van, a 29-year old man from Lancing, and the passenger, a 23-year old woman from Worthing were taken to Worthing hospital with minor injuries and later discharged.

‘The van driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

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‘The A27 eastbound from Crossbush outside Arundel to Patching remained closed for investigation and recovery work overnight.

‘It was re-opened just before 8am on Thursday and drivers are thanked for their patience while it was closed.’

If you saw what happened please contact the police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Hanwell.