UPDATE: Mother who died in crash named as Joyce Lewis


The mother who died in a tragic farm buggy accident on Sunday (July 19) has been named locally as the popular community figure Joyce Lewis.

Joyce, 64, who ran the Balcombe Game Shop for many years and is wife of Johnny Lewis, former Gamekeeper for the Balcombe Estate, died in the accident in land near Keeper’s Cottage, Danehill, at about 8pm on Sunday (July 19).

Sussex Police said a four-wheel-drive farm buggy overturned, trapping a woman beneath it.

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance attended but sadly Joyce died at the scene.

Another passenger in the buggy, a 39-year-old woman from Boscastle, Cornwall, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, for checks to a head injury.