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Woman, 75, dies following collision on A30

A 75-year-old woman has died following a collision near Salisbury yesterday (29 November).

Emergency services were called shortly after 9.30am to the single vehicle collision on the A30 at Compton Chamberlayne.

At this stage, it is believed that a large tree fell into the road and on to the car – a Ford Fiesta, which was travelling northbound from the direction of Fovant.

The 75-year-old passenger, who is from Dorset, sadly died at the scene. Her family are being supported by specially trained officers and our thoughts remain with them at this time.

The driver, a 74-year-old woman also 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.

Due to the complexities of removing the tree and restoring the power infrastructure, the road remained closed until approximately 11.45pm.

Anyone who witnessed the incident who has not already spoken to police should call 101 and quote log number 103 of November 29.