Storm Diana: Woman killed by falling tree in Wiltshire named


A passenger who died when the car she was travelling in was crushed by a tree during severe gales has been named by police.

Margaret Ann Cryer, 75, known as Ann, was from Shaftesbury in Dorset.

She was killed when a tree and power cables came down on a Ford Fiesta, on the A30 at Compton Chamberlayne, near Salisbury, during a storm on 29 November.

It happened at about 09:30 GMT as severe gales battered the UK.

The driver of the car, a 74-year-old woman, also from Dorset, suffered "life-changing" injuries to her leg, police said.

It took rescue crews several hours to extricate the women and remove the debris.

A police spokesperson said: "Our thoughts are with [Mrs Cryer's] family at this very difficult time."

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