VIDEO: Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision as traffic chaos continues

Police are appealing to witnesses to the earlier collision on the A27 in which a lorry driver died.

The scene of the A27 collision. Picture: UK News in Pictures
The scene of the A27 collision. Picture: UK News in Pictures

The accident happened at 2.20pm today but is still causing huge delays around Chichester, Fishbourne and Emsworth. Click here for the earlier report.

The A27 remains closed westbound, with traffic queueing on the A259 diversion route from the Fishbourne roundabout to Havant.

Speaking from the scene, Inspector Stuart Goodwin said: “At 2.20pm this afternoon, there was a a road traffic accident involving two heavy goods vehicles on the westbound carriageway of the A27 between Chichester and Havant.

“Unfortunately, a 55-year-old man from Andover died at the scene as a result of his injuries. We are appealing for witnesses. Anyone who witnessed the crash and has any inforamation regarding it is requested to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Anglian.”

Explaining the reason for the road being closed, Inspector Goodwin said: “The Collision Scene Investigators are conducting a thorough investigation which means that unfortunately we have had to close the road for a number of hours.

“We have set up an alternative diversion route has been put in place on the old A259 from Chichester, and the eastbound carriage is still open, with one lane closed at the scene of the crash.”

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