UPDATE: Road near Copthorne closed after fatal accident

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A road near Copthorne has been blocked following a fatal traffic accident this afternoon (Wednesday August 17).

The A22 Eastbourne Road in Lingfield is shut and there is queueing traffic in both directions at the B2029 Ray Lane junction.

The incident occurred just before 1pm this afternoon and involved two vehicles, an HGV and Vauxhall Corsa.

An elderly woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Road closures are currently in place while emergency services attend the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the events surrounding it are asked to contact Surrey Police quoting reference P16186245.

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