Woman dies after car hits tree

A WOMAN has died after her car left the road and overturned, ending up in a ditch.

A WOMAN who died after her car left the road and overturned before crashing into a tree has been named.

The accident happened in Chelmsford as 25-year-old Pamela Willis, from Manor Road, South Woodham Ferrers, drove from the Army and Navy roundabout along the A1114 towards Great Baddow at about 10.45pm last night.

She lost control of her silver Toyota MR2 and left the road, overturning before hitting a tree.

Despite the best efforts of firefighters to release Miss Willis from the damaged vehicle, she died as a result of her injuries.

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Fire crews from Chelmsford, Southend, Baddow and Rayleigh Weir were involved in the operation and one crew remained at the roadside until 2.35am this morning to help clear the site.

A police spokesman said: “The road was closed for about four hours while police examined the scene and investigated the cause of the crash.”

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Any witnesses or anybody with any information about the crash have been urged to contact investigating officers at the Chelmsford Road Policing Unit on 0300 3334444.

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