ENGLISH NEWS: Mother and daughter killed by falling tree in the Cotswolds

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KILLED: Elaine Reason and daughter Grace died when a tree fell on their car in the Cotswolds, England.

A MOTHER and her teen daughter have died after a tree fell onto their car in the Cotswolds, England.

Police have today revealed the identities of the victims of the fatal accident, who have been named as 56-year-old Elaine Reason and her 16-year-old daughter Grace Reason.

The incident occurred around 10pm on November 21 as the pair were travelling on the B4077 at Stanway Hill near Toddington when their car was crushed by a falling tree.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, however despite their best efforts, the mother and daughter were pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time of the fatal accident, the road was closed at the Toddington roundabout as recovery and investigation work was carried out by the emergency services.

The car, thought to be a Land Rover Freelander, appeared to be flattened across the middle and was covered by a tarpaulin as it was removed by a truck on Friday afternoon. The tree that fell onto the car was on land within the privately-owned Stanway Estate.

Heartbroken friends have paid tribute to the pair, who were remembered as the “loveliest and kindest people you could ever have met.”

A statement has been released by the family via the Gloucestershire Police, stating that they “are still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy and ask that we are given the time to grieve.”

We at Euro Weekly News understand that the police are investigating the circumstances of the tragedy which is believed to have been caused by adverse weather conditions in the area at the time.

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