UPDATE: Van driver in fatal crash from Lowestoft

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Police said the man who died in a collision in Little London this morning (Wednesday October 30) was a 25-year-old from Lowestoft.

The A267 between Cross-in-Hand and Horam was closed for more than six hours on Wednesday (October 30) after a man died in a head-on crash between a van and a lorry.

The collision, on Little London Road, happened around 7.05am and involved a blue signwritten Ford Fiesta van heading south and a white Renault articulated lorry travelling north.

The van driver was trapped in his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was released from the van by firefighters later in the morning.

The driver of the lorry, a 48-year-old man from St Leonards-on-Sea, was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital suffering from shoulder and neck pain.

Sergeant Dan Pitcher from Sussex Police’s Road Policing Unit at Polegate said: “We want to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who saw either vehicle being driven during the time leading up to the collision.

“Please call us on 101 or e-mail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Orlop.

“This was obviously a very nasty incident and our thoughts are with the young man’s family and friends at this sad time. I should like to thank other drivers and especially local residents affected by the road closure for their patience during the essential work of rescue, recovery and investigation.”

The road was re-opened shortly after 1pm.