Man killed after tree falls on car during Storm Ciara

A man has died after a tree fell on his car during Storm Ciara on Sunday afternoon.

It happened just before 4pm along the A33 in Hampshire. The 58-year-old from Micheldever was on his way back from Winchester.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Hampshire Police is appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam footage in the moments leading up the incident.

  • Watch Chloe Oliver's report round-up of how Storm Ciara affected the south below

Meanwhile, Storm Ciara continues to cause disruption to travel and power across the South and South East.

  • Travel disruption

Some trains have been delayed on cancelled in the Thames Valley area, due to fallen trees and an earlier incident of trespassing.

Commuters are being urged to check their route before travelling as strong winds continue to affect the South and South East.

Cancellation of flights on Sunday has led to a knock-on effect for air passengers on Monday. Gatwick Airport is also advising passengers to check before heading to catch their flight.

Fallen trees have also blocked roads as well as railway lines.

A fallen tree along the road to Dorchester Bridge in Wallingford Credit: Ben Morris
Along the road to Shillingford Bridge in Oxfordshire Credit: Leah May Prowse

ITV News Meridian reporter Tom Savvides was himself stranded abroad after his flight back to the UK was cancelled on Sunday.

  • Power cuts

Thousands of homes in the South East of England have been experiencing power cuts after the 70 mile per hour winds on Sunday.

UK Power Networks said that the strong winds caused damage to the firm electricity networks across both the East and the South East of England.

We understand how difficult it is to be without electricity and our teams are working hard to get everyone back on supply as quickly as is safely possible.

UK Power Networks

In figures released just after 5am, the firm said that it had 14,107 properties without power across the East and 4,480 off across the South East, including:

  • Bedfordshire 701

  • Buckinghamshire 484

  • Cambridgeshire 715

  • Essex 2,069

  • Hertfordshire 1,106

  • Norfolk 4,859

  • Suffolk 4,173

  • East Sussex 2,005

  • Kent 1,606

  • Surrey 22

  • West Sussex 847

UK Power Networks has created a list of postcodes with power cuts and an estimated time for repairs to be completed and power restored.