An elderly woman was killed instantly after a tree fell onto her car in Salisbury.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the serious road traffic collision on the A30 in Compton Chamberlayne at around 9.30am on Thursday morning.
The tree, described as ‘large’ by police, fell on top of a Ford Fiesta, which was travelling northbound from the direction of Fovant, seriously hurting the driver and killing her passenger.
A 74-year-old woman from Dorset suffered serious injuries to her leg, believed to be life-changing, and was taken to Southampton Hospital where she remains in a serious condition.
The 75-year-old passenger, also from Dorset, died at the scene. Her family are being supported by specially trained officers and our thoughts remain with them at this time.
A collision investigation was carried out, and due to the complexities of removing the tree and restoring the power infrastructure, the road remained closed for around 14 hours.
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “Anyone who witnessed the incident who has not already spoken to police should call 101 and quote log number 103 of November 29.”
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