TWO women have been killed in a serious car crash on a main road last night.

An 80-year-old woman and a 75-year-old woman from Chichester were pronounced dead following a two-car collision in a Renault Zoe, which happened on the A27 near Chichester.

Four others were injured in the crash at 10.10pm west of the Fishbourne roundabout.

Firefighters from Cosham, Havant and Emsworth and an air ambulance were called to the collision, including emergency services from Sussex, after the two cars – a white Ford Focus and a purple Renault Zoe – had left the road and crashed into trees alongside the eastbound carriageway.

The driver of the Focus – a 27-year-old man from Emsworth – suffered potentially life-threatening head injuries and was taken to Southampton Hospital.

The other occupants of the Zoe suffered minor injuries and were taken to Portsmouth Hospital for treatment.

A section of the eastbound carriageway was closed until 8am this morning, while recovery and investigation work was carried out at the scene.

A spokesperson from Sussex police said: "Anyone who witnessed the collision, saw either of the cars in the time leading up to it or who has dash cam footage, is asked to email quoting Operation Larkhill."

Hampshire police has been contacted for comment.