Man dies after collision with tree in icy conditions near Horam

A local man died onMonday (December 29) after his Land Rover Defender left the road and collided with a tree at Furnace Lane, Lions Green, near Horam.

The accident happened at 7am and the driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance team who attended by car.

Temperatures around minus two degrees centigrade and sheet ice hampered the approach of emergency services, and Furnace Lane has been closed beyond its junction with the A267 at Sharp’s Corner, Horam.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area and to beware of icy conditions generally.

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information is asked to email or phone 101, quoting Operation Parksbury.