Lewes A27 double fatal collision: Victim named locally remembered as ‘one of a kind’

One of the victims of an A27 collision which took place in Lewes on Friday evening has been remembered as ‘a top guy’ and ‘one of a kind’.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 11:10 am
Two people died following the A27 collision in Lewes on Friday

Two people died following a serious multi-vehicle crash on the A27 eastbound, near the Ashcombe roundabout, at around 10.20pm on Friday (30 April).

Police said a 39-year-old man from Lewes and a 33-year-old man from Brighton were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where they later died.

One of the victims has been named locally as Deano Bigger – which is understood to be his nickname.

Tributes from friends and family have poured in on Facebook.

Justine Lisa said: “My heart aches for the pain of this tragic loss for the whole family. RIP Deano you were one of a kind.”

Charlie Louise Scott described him as ‘such a legend’ and ‘a top guy taken too soon’.

Nathan Johnson said he was ‘such a kind great person who would always help out if he could’.

Police said the collision involved a black Audi S5, a silver Audi TT and a silver Ford transit van.

The two men who died had been travelling in the Audi S5.

The driver of the Ford transit van suffered a serious injury but was in a stable condition in hospital, according to police.

Following the incident, police confirmed a 30-year-old man from Lewes had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drug driving and possession of drugs.

A 29-year-old man from Lewes was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, said police.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the incident.

A spokesman said: “Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or has any dashcam footage of the incident.

“Officers would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the Audi vehicles prior to the collision, which may have been travelling with a white Audi S3.

“If you have information to assist the police investigation please email quoting Operation Woodman.”