FLOWERS have been laid in tribute after a 75-year-old woman died following a fatal crash into the side of Marlborough Town Hall on Saturday afternoon.

A silver Ford Mondeo collided into Marlborough Town Hall on the High Street shortly before 1.45pm.

The driver, a 75-year-old woman, died shortly after the collision.

The road was closed in both directions while paramedics treated the woman for what one eyewitness said was a ‘severe injury’.

The air ambulance landed in heavy wind and rain on Marlborough Common to take her to hospital.

Eyewitnesses said they saw the car plough into the building on the corner of Kingsbury Street and the High Street.

“I was out parking my car and had just got out when I saw the car hit the side of the Town Hall,” said Amirul Haquebablu of The Raj Indian Restaurant.

“There was no car coming from the opposite direction, and it looked like the lady didn’t even brake as she went straight into the building.

“It happened right in the middle of the day and people went to help her, but they struggled to get the door open to help her. The police were there first, and then the fire and ambulances.”

Katherine Billings said: “I was there in the hall when it happened and assisted as a first aider.

“Fortunately for the lady, a nurse was helping her and emergency services were called. The emergency services were there in a flash.”

Police said they are asking for witnesses to come forward adding:

“Sadly, the driver of the car, a 75-year-old woman, died after the collision. Our thoughts are with her friends and family.”