Berkshire

Motorist killed by falling tree near Ascot Racecourse

A man died when a falling tree hit the car he was driving near Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire.

The tree fell onto the A332 Windsor Road, hitting two cars, a Ford Mondeo and a Mini, at about 14:45 BST.

The driver of the Mondeo, a 64-year-old man from Sheffield, was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His front seat passenger, a woman, is receiving hospital treatment for her injuries, which are not believed to be serious, Thames Valley Police said.

A woman from the Mini was taken to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey. Her condition is not believed to be life threatening.

A number of roads in the area are closed including the Windsor Road junction with Winkfield Road, and the junction with the Peanut roundabout.

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