Police name Goodwood crash fatality

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DNA tests have allowed police to formally identify the driver who died in a fatal crash near Goodwood Racecourse.

Sussex Police today (December 24) named Ben Finch, 42, from Lancing, as the driver of a black BMW M3 that crashed into a tree on November 29 and burst into flames.

The police said in a statement: “Police are now able to confirm the identity of the driver of a car who died in a road traffic collision on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Selhurstpark Road, Goodwood.

“He has been named as Ben Finch, 42, from Lancing. Mr Finch was driving a black BMW east on Selhurstpark Road, when it left the road and collided with a tree at about 3.30pm.

“The car caught fire and sadly Mr Finch died within the car. DNA tests have now confirmed his identity. His family has been informed.”

Police have repeatedly appealed since the crash for the driver of a dark-coloured Land Rover Defender 100 to come forward, whom they believe may have witnessed the crash.

Anyone with information should email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Ardara.