A VERWOOD woman killed when a tree fell on to her car in stormy weather has been named as Flora Walsh.

Dorset Police were called at 8.41am on Saturday, November 2 to a report of a collision involving a grey Ford B-max and a tree on Verwood Road between the Alderholt turning and the A31.

It is reported that the tree had fallen on the car.

The 69-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

A statement issued by her family said: "We are devastated to announce that our wonderful mum Flora, died on Saturday morning when a tree fell on her car.

“We are in shock and utterly heartbroken.

“Knowing what a popular, kind and loved woman she was, is such a comfort but we would appreciate privacy whilst we try to process what’s happened and deal with our grief. Thank you.”

Police Sergeant Lee Savage, of the traffic unit, said: “To assist with my investigation I am appealing to anyone who was travelling in the area at the relevant time and either witnessed the collision or captured any of the incident on dashcam to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding while the road closures are in place."

Anyone with information should go to dorset.police.uk, email: scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting incident number 2:144.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

At the time of the incident, severe weather conditions swept across Dorset, with heavy rain showers and high winds.