A27 Lewes crash victim dies in hospital

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A WOMAN who was seriously injured in a crash on the A27 outside Middle Farm in East Sussex has died in hospital.

Back seat passenger, Hazel Morgan, 72, of Butts Lane, Eastbourne, was in an eastbound Honda Jazz saloon when it was involved in the crash near at Firle at 3.30pm on Wednesday November 23.

Mrs Morgan sadly died in the Royal Sussex County Hospital at Brighton on Sunday 4 December.

The Honda was in collision with a Vauxhall Insignia and a Skoda Fabia. The Insignia also collided with a Mazda 5 saloon.

The 80-year old Eastbourne man driving the Honda is still in Eastbourne District General Hospital with serious chest injuries.

The Insignia driver, a 55-year old Horsham man, was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital for slight neck injuries.

The Mazda driver, a 60-year old St Leonards man, was treated at Eastbourne District Hospital for minor injuries, and the 47-year old woman driving the Fabia was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital for minor injuries.

An 83-year old female passenger from Eastbourne in the Honda was treated at Eastbourne District Hospital, and a 74-year old male passenger from Eastbourne, also in the Honda, was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital for minor injuries.

A Sussex Police spokesman said; “Our enquiries into the crash are continuing and anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Enslow.”

Mrs Morgan’s family do not plan to issue any public tribute, or a photograph of her, or to make any media statement, and have asked that they are not approached by news media.