Crawley man found dead on the A272 near Cowfold

Police are investigating after a man died after being found on the A272 near Cowfold.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 4:17 pm
Updated Monday, 7th December 2020, 4:22 pm

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after police and ambulance crews were called to the A272 east of Cowfold at 5pm on Sunday (December 6) to reports of a man in the road.

A spokesman added: “A 55-year-old man from Crawley was sadly pronounced dead.

“It is thought that the man may have been hit by a vehicle which did not stop at the scene.”


Enquiries are underway to establish the cause of death and the full circumstances of the incident, said police.

The spokesman added: “Police urge anyone who witnessed what happened or who may have any relevant dash-cam footage to come forward.

“Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation is asked to report online or call 101, quoting Operation Origin.”