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Pensioner dies in Ely car crash

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A pensioner has died after her car left an Ely road and hit a tree yesterday.

The woman, who was in her 70s, was driving a white Kia Ria in Downham Road just before 2pm when it left the road and collided with a tree.

Emergency services closed the road between Cowbridge Hall Drove, near Little Downham, to the Ely Leisure Village until about 6pm.

Police and paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: "Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident 256 of 9 May, or report online.