Woman Dies In Car Cliff Plunge On IOW

Detectives are still investigating the death of a driver on the Isle of Wight.

Police were called by a member of the public to an area west of Compton Chine Farm, Military Road in Brook around 6.40pm on Tuesday, October 16th after reports a car had fallen around 200 ft off a cliff.

A woman, believed to the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her body has been recovered and taken to hospital where a post-mortem examination and formal identification are due to take place this week.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Detectives do not believe anyone else was travelling in the car. No other vehicles or people are thought to have been involved.

The woman was believed to be aged in her late 40s from Dorset.

Police are in the process of contacting and informing next-of-kin.

HM Coroner has been notified.

A section of the Military Road was closed as a precaution during the early stages of the investigation. The road was re-opened shortly after 11am.

Officers say they don't think the weather conditions were a factor in why the car left the road, and the case is not being linked to the death of Robert Hayball. He died when his van went off Culver Cliff near Sandown last week.

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