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Two people are killed when a tree fell on their car as they travelled through the Cotswolds

Two people are killed when a tree fell on their car as they travelled through the Cotswolds

  • The car was on the B4077, near the Cotswolds town of Winchcombe, last night
  • Gloucestershire Police said that they were informed of the incident at 10.15pm
  • A police spokesman said today that ‘investigation work continues at the scene’

Two people have died after a tree crushed their car in the Cotswolds.

The vehicle was on the B4077 at Stanway Hill, near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, on Thursday evening.

Gloucestershire Police said they were informed of the incident by the ambulance service at 10.15pm.

The vehicle was on the B4077 (pictured) at Stanway Hill, near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, on Thursday evening

Gloucestershire Police said they were informed of the incident by the ambulance service at 10.15pm

Gloucestershire Police said they were informed of the incident by the ambulance service at 10.15pm

A police spokesman said: ‘The road remains closed north of Ford and at the Toddington roundabout, as recovery and investigation work continues at the scene.

‘It is likely that the road will be closed for some time today and motorists are asked to find alternative routes.

‘The next of kin of those who were in the vehicle have been informed.’

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 405 of November 21.

Gloucestershire County Council said in a statement: ‘We are shocked and saddened by this awful accident.

‘We send our sincerest condolences to the those connected to the people who were tragically killed.

‘We are assisting in clearing the highway to ensure the road can be reopened as quickly as possible.’

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