A WOMAN has died after a car she was travelling in collided with a tree stump.

The crash took place in Vinesse Road, Little Horkesley, at about 5pm on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old from Colchester died yesterday from her injuries with police confirming the fatality this afternoon.

The crash happened when a silver BMW 325 convertible struck a tree stump and ended up in a ditch.

She was rushed to Colchester General Hospital as first paramedics and then doctors fought to save her life.

The driver, a 39-year-old man, also from the Colchester area, was taken to the same hospital after sustaining a variety of minor injuries.

A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving dangerously and questioned by road policing officers at Colchester police station.

He is currently on police bail until July.

A section of the road was closed for approximately five hours while forensic collision investigators attempted to identify the cause of the crash.

Anyone who saw the silver convertible, top-down BMW being driven along roads in Little Horkesley before the collision or who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk