Police Name Eastbourne Hit & Run Victims

Monday 15th August 2016

Sussex Police
 

Police have named the two people killed in a hit and run in Eastbourne on Friday (12 August).
 
A Seat Leon car collided with a Volkswagen Polo in Bolsover Road at 9.34pm which then hit two parked cars - a BMW and Audi A3.
 
The driver of the VW Polo Richard Lewis-Clements, 46, of Gordon Road, Buxted, Uckfield, and his front seat passenger Maria Smith, 48 of Edmund Close, Eastbourne sadly died at the scene.
 
No one else was injured.
 
Officers conducted a search of the area and arrested a man in Grand Parade, Eastbourne, at about 12.05am on Saturday (13 August).
 
Jodan Hunt, 23, of Hobart Quay, Eastbourne, has appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court today (15 August), charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road traffic collision.
 
He was remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 1 September.

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.

"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."

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