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Tribute to teenager who died in Ansty collision in August

The family of a teenager who died in a road collision have described their loss of a vibrant young man who had his whole life ahead of him.

Charlie Chandler, 18, from Burgess Hill, was riding a Honda motorcycle in Cuckfield Road near Ansty when he was involved in a collision with a silver Volkswagen at 9.45pm on August 30.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but sadly died from his injuries on September 4.

Charlie attended BHASVIC in Brighton where he had just gained three A-Levels.

In a statement, his family said: “The loss of Charlie has left an immeasurable gap in our lives.

“He was kind, caring, funny and intelligent.

“He had just gained three A-Levels at BHASVIC and was about to start a year out working before going to university.

“His family and friends are devastated by the senseless death of such a vibrant young man, who had his whole life ahead of him.”

Police are continuing to investigate the fatal collision and the driver of the Volkswagen, a 63-year-old man from Hassocks, is assisting with enquiries.

Witnesses or anyone with relevant footage of the vehicles in the area is asked to report it to Sussex Police online, via email to or call 101 and quote Operation Wickford.

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