Driver dies after Volkswagen hits tree in East Grinstead: two passengers seriously injured

A man died after a Volkswagen Caddy hit a tree in East Grinstead just after midnight on Thursday (October 21), Sussex Police have said.

Thursday, 21st October 2021, 11:57 am

A police spokesman said the incident happened in Kipling Way at about 12.05am.

The silver vehicle contained five men, all from East Grinstead, police said.

“The 27-year-old driver was tragically pronounced dead at the scene,” said the spokesman.

Sussex Police said a man died after a vehicle hit a tree in East Grinstead after midnight on October 21.

He added: “Two passengers aged 31 and 28 sustained serious injuries, and a further two passengers aged 31 and 30 sustained minor injuries

“The incident occurred in the vicinity of a police car; as such, the matter has been referred to the IOPC for investigation.”

Police are urging anyone with any information or dash cam footage to email [email protected], quoting Operation Herald.