Woman dies in A47 crash

A woman died after her car left the road and crashed into a tree on the A47 near King's Lynn at Narborough.

A woman died after her car left the road and crashed into a tree on the A47 near King's Lynn yesterday.

The 47-year-old from the Swaffham area was on her own in the green Ford Granada Scorpio when it left the road at Narborough, near the junction with Pentney Lane, at around 4.45pm.

Firefighters from Swaffham and Lynn spent more than an hour working with hydraulic rescue equipment and winches to free the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman's relatives have been informed but have asked that her name not be released.

Police investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses, or anyone who saw the car immediately before the accident, to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Paul White at the Swaffham road policing unit on 0845 456 4567.

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