Witness appeal after woman dies in Upwaltham crash

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Police have confirmed a 91-year-old woman from Petworth died at the scene of yesterday’s A285 three vehicle crash.

The incident happened at 2.49pm (August 11) at Upwaltham, between Petworth and Chichester.

A spokesman said: “Involved were a black Mini, driven by a 20-year-old woman from Swindon; a white Ford Transit van, driven by a 47-year-old man from Bognor Regis, and a grey Audi Q3 driven by 36-year-old man, also from Bognor Regis.

“All three drivers sustained minor injuries. However, a 91-year-old woman from Petworth, who was a passenger in the Mini, suffered serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.”

Police closed the A285 for four hours while the circumstances were investigated and to allow a Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance to land.

Inspector Stewart Goodwin, of the Arundel road policing unit, said: “We would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding during this time.”

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen the crash or any of the vehicles being driven beforehand to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Ellis.