Eastbourne: Crash Charge

14 August 2016, 12:21 | Updated: 14 August 2016, 12:23

A driver has been charged in connection with a fatal hit and run in Eastbourne.

Police were called to Bolsover Road at about 9.34pm on Friday following reports a black Seat Leon had collided with a silver Volkswagen Polo, which then hit two parked cars – a blue BMW 330d and a grey Audi A3.

The driver of the Polo, a 48-year-old woman from Eastbourne, and her passenger. who was 46 and from Uckfield, died at the scene.

Police searched the area and arrested a man in Grand Parade, Eastbourne, early Saturday morning

Jodan Hunt, 23, of Hobart Quay, Eastbourne, is charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road traffic collision.

Sergeant Dan Pitcher, of the East Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: "This has been a fast moving investigation into a tragic hit and run collision. Trained officers are working with the families of the deceased, offering support and guidance.

"In addition to this, officers have gathered evidence which has resulted in the driver being arrested, interviewed and subsequently charged.

"I'd like to thank everyone who has assisted police with enquiries, however I am still very keen to hear from anyone who may have information concerning the collision, or who saw the Seat Leon prior to the collision.

"Please contact appeal.collision@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting Operation Harfield.”