Woman dies in traffic accident at Uckfield

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A woman passenger has died in a traffic accident at Uckfield today (Saturday June 15).

At 8am police, ambulance and fire were called to the scene of a road traffic collision on the A22 at Uckfield.

The collision occurred near to the junction of the A272.

A grey Ford Mondeo Estate being driven by a male aged 64 from Kingston Upon Thames was travelling north on the A22 when it came into collision with a white Ford Transit Van being driven by a local male aged 49.

Having collided with the southbound van the Ford Mondeo then collided with a southbound silver Mercedes C320 being driven by a 59 male from Croydon.

HEMS helicopter also attended the scene, however the 59 year old female passenger of the Ford Mondeo died at the scene.

The driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Occupants from the other vehicles suffered minor injuries.

The road has been closed whilst specialist officers examine the collision scene.

Sergeant Dan Pitcher from East Sussex Road Policing commented: “This is a tragic incident, our thoughts are with the family of the deceased. I would like to thank motorists for their patience.

“I would also ask that anyone who may have seen the collision to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Ankara or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk