Man killed as car hits tree on A489 near Newtown

A driver was killed when his car crashed into a tree near Newtown, Powys.

Dyfed-Powys Police said no other vehicles were involved in the incident, which took place on the A489 at about 0900 GMT on Friday.

The driver, who was alone, was released from the vehicle by a fire and rescue crew using cutting equipment.

Police initially said he was taken to hospital with serious injuries but later said he had died at the scene.

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