Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Elderly woman dies after car fire in Alton

A woman aged in her 70s has died after the car she was driving crashed and burst into flames in north Hampshire.

The vehicle was in collision with another on the A339 at Bentworth, near Alton, on Thursday, at about 1715 GMT.

The woman, who was driving a Volkswagen Polo, died at the scene from her injuries.

A 48-year-old man driving a 4X4, which was travelling from Basingstoke towards Alton, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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