The woman in Henrico was driving a red Toyota Camry west on Wilkinson Road between Brookfield Road and Chamberlayne Road, or U.S. Route 301, about 5:45 p.m. when the tree fell from the southern side of the road across several lanes and struck three vehicles, according to an officer at the scene.
The Camry’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene; her identity was not immediately released. No other injuries were reported. Two other vehicles were damaged, including a Ford F-150 truck.
Police said it was gusty wind that caused the tree to uproot. Wind gusts in the Richmond region reached speeds of 30 to 40 mph on Monday.
Henrico police said Monday evening that Wilkinson Road was closed in both directions and they did not know when it would reopen.