Police are urgently seeking witnesses to a multi-vehicle crash on the B2198 Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, near Chichester.
It happened shortly before 8.45pm on Wednesday (31 July) and involved a silver Volkswagen Eos convertible, a grey Alfa Romeo GT and a silver Nissan Qashqai.
Sadly, a man in the VW sustained fatal injuries and another man in the same vehicle was seriously injured. He is currently in a critical condition sat Southampton General Hospital.
Five other people involved were injured to varying degrees, from minor to serious, and three hospitals across the south were used to treat them.
We would like to talk to anyone who saw what happened, in particular those who may have dash-cam footage, or who noticed any of the vehicles being driven shortly beforehand.
They are asked to report details online, by email to [email protected] or by phone on 101, quoting Operation Coleford.