UPDATE: Falling tree kills woman near Barnfield Road in Exeter
Police have confirmed that a woman thought to be in her early 20's has died after being hit by a fallen tree in Exeter.
At around 11.50pm on Saturday night, 24 November 2012 police received a report of a tree that had fallen on Western Way, near to junction with Barnfield Road in Exeter. The tree was reported to have landed on or near to three people.
On police arrival at the scene three casualties were confirmed. One person was trapped and receiving treatment. They were being described as seriously injured. Two others who were clear from the tree were also receiving treatment.
The tree was described as a very large spruce tree which had come down across a wall into the roadway.
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The seriously injured female casualty was taken to hospital. A short time later she was declared deceased by medical staff.
A police spokesman said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the deceased’s family and friends. We are currently trying to contact the next of kin.”
Police will be preparing a report for the coroner and will carry out a scene investigation on Sunday in daylight.
It has been reported that two people have bee taken to hospital and a woman is still trapped and in critical condition.
A large tree fell and trapped a pedestrian in Exeter city centre tonight.
The incident occurred on Barnfield Road in Exeter at roughly midnight.
The injured person is believed to be receiving treatment by paramedics in Paris Street.
Police, with search and rescue dog, Fire and ambulance are still on the scene.
The road is currently closed.
Keep checking site for updates.