An elderly woman died in a traffic accident on Christmas Eve.

The pensioner in her late 70s was driving a car that collided with a van while travelling along Christ Church Road in the West Park area of Epsom at 1.15pm.

Firefighters cut the woman from the car and ambulance crews treated her at the scene.

But she was pronounced dead at 1.45pm.

The male driver of the white Nissan van is thought to have suffered minor injuries and was taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting, for treatment.

The woman who died had been driving a green Honda Jazz.

While emergency crews attended the scene and recovered vehicles, road closures occurred along Christ Church Road, Leatherhead Road, Rushett Lane and Horton Lane.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the events leading up should contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference P12376825.