A person has died after a falling tree crushed a car during Storm Henk today (Tuesday).
Emergency services were called to the A433 Tetbury Road, about eight miles north of Malmesbury, following the fatal road traffic collision at around 3.15pm.
Two cars were struck by a huge tree after it was uprooted by strong winds and fell into the road. One vehicle was completely crushed, whilst another – a white Kia – sustained minor damage.
The Midlands Air Ambulance helicopter and a Wiltshire Air Ambulance critical care car attended the incident alongside police and the fire service.
An occupant of one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details are unclear at this stage and a forensic collision investigation is ongoing.
The A433 is closed in both directions between Cirencester and Tetbury, at the A429 junction for Malmesbury and the junction for Kemble station.
In a statement released earlier today, Gloucestershire Constabulary said: “Road closures are in place after a tree fell on a car on the Tetbury Road near Kemble earlier today, Tuesday 2 January.
“Emergency services were called at around 3.15pm with reports of a large fallen tree on the A433 Tetbury Road near the junction with the A429, between Tetbury and Cirencester.
“Motorists are advised that the road is expected to remain closed overnight and into tomorrow (Wednesday).
“No further information is available at this time.”
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