Stoke & Staffordshire

Driver killed by falling tree in Staffordshire

Police attend the site of a fatality where a man was killed by a tree falling in high winds
Image caption High winds caused a tree to fall on the driver who died from his injuries

A driver was killed when a tree fell across the road in high winds in Staffordshire.

The tree hit the 51-year-old man's silver Mercedes on the A458 in Stourton at about 2330 GMT on Thursday, police said.

The man was the only person in the vehicle.

The road was closed for five-and-a-half hours as police investigated at the scene. The Staffordshire force has appealed for information.

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