The woman died in the crash on the B4526 near Crays Pond, Oxfordshire (Picture: Google)
An elderly woman has died after hitting a fallen tree that had been reported to police 90 minutes earlier.
The 87-year-old was driving a red Smart Forfour and crashed into the tree on the B4526 near Crays Pond, Oxfordshire, at about 5.25pm on Tuesday during Storm Henk.
Thames Valley Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over the incident.
The woman’s next of kin are aware and are being supported by specially trained officers. No arrests have been made.
Sergeant Dominic Mahon said: ‘Sadly, a woman has died following this collision and our thoughts are with her loved ones.
‘We would like to appeal for anyone that witnessed the collision, or saw the car prior to it, to contact us.
‘We would also ask any drivers with a dash-camera who were in the area at the time to check their recordings and let us know if it has captured anything that could help our investigation.’
An IOPC spokesperson said: ‘According to the referral, officers had earlier reported that a tree had brought down power lines at the same location.
‘We will be assessing the referral to determine whether any further action is required from us.’
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Thames Valley Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).