Man who died in collision near Horsham formally identified

A man who tragically died in a collision near Horsham has been formally identified by police.

Saturday, 4th April 2020, 2:56 pm

At around 4.20pm on Saturday, March 28, a white Ford Transit van towing a trailer left the A29 Bognor Road carriageway and collided with a tree.

The driver was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. He has since been identified as Christopher Willmer, 67, of Clemsfold, near Horsham.

Sussex Police said: “Police are still seeking witnesses to the incident, which occurred just west of Horsham, near to the junction of Rowhook Road.

A man who tragically died in a collision near Horsham has been identified

“Specifically, officers are keen to speak to the driver of a white Mini that was three cars behind the van when it crashed – they are not in any way involved, and this is purely to obtain a witness statement.”

Anyone else who saw what happened, or anyone with any relevant dash cam footage, is asked to email [email protected] quoting Operation Dial.