Driver killed as tree hits car

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A motoriest died when his car was hit by a fallen tree amid high winds

A motorist has been killed on a rural road as his car was struck by a tree uprooted by high winds.

The 51-year-old man, who has not yet been named, was driving a Mercedes Vaneo on the A458 Bridgnorth Road near Stourton, south Staffordshire, at about 11.30pm on Thursday night when the incident occurred.

A police spokesman said: “In high winds, a tree on the grass verge has been uprooted and fallen across the carriageway, colliding with the vehicle.

“The driver received fatal injuries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident near the junction with Hyde Lane is urged to contact police on 0300 123 4455.

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