Brighton crash: Driver dies after van plunges 60ft off cliff

A motorist has died after his van plunged 60ft from a cliff in Brighton.

At 6.30am police, fire crews and paramedics rushed to the A259 between Brighton Marina and Roedean School where they found a silver van on its side beneath the rock face.

Almost half of the van had been crumpled into itself due to the force of the impact.

It is believed the driver of the van was a man, although his age and name are not currently known.

A police spokesman said: "Shortly after 6.30am on Sunday (May 12), police were called to a report that a silver Vauxhall van had gone over the cliff east of Brighton Marina, close to Roedean School.

"Emergency services attended, but sadly the driver died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

"Part of the Undercliff was expected to remain closed on Sunday while the van was recovered and investigation work was completed at the scene."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have CCTC or dashcam footage is asked to email [email protected] or call 101 quoting Operation Shaftesbury.

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