Were you on the A40 at 5.30pm on Saturday afternoon (30 March)?

A blue Vauxhall Insignia was being driven on the road when it is believed to have left the carriageway, struck a tree and ended up on a crash barrier around 200 yards past the turning for Symonds Yat.

The driver – a man in his 60s – was uninjured but the passenger – a woman in her 70s – was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The woman’s next of kin and the coroner have both been informed.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw the incident or who saw the vehicle and the manner in which it was being driven prior to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 588S of 30 March.