SUSSEX police have confirmed that a man died following a fatal accident between Liphook and Rake on Friday, December 8.

The 44-year-old man was a passenger in a silver Jaguar that left the B2070 Portsmouth Road and collided with a tree.

The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was from the Liss area along with three other people in the car.

The accident took place shortly before 3pm on the southbound dual carriageway section of the road near Rockfield Lodge.

The driver, a 49-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

Two boys – aged 12 and 14 – in the rear of the vehicle were also taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital for treatment.

Officers investigating the collision are appealing for any witnesses, including anyone who may have captured any dash-cam footage from the area at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101 quoting Operation Fosbury.