A WOMAN who died when her car left the road and crashed into a tree has been named as Jane Susan Whitham.

Mrs Whitham, 77, of Market Place in Blandford was pronounced dead at the scene of the one-vehicle accident on the B3082 at Badbury Rings on Saturday September 28.

A Bournemouth inquest was told that Mrs Whitham's Mazda left the road to its nearside.

Police and paramedics attended and it was confirmed that there were no other vehicles involved.

Assistant Dorset Coroner Brendan Allen was told Mrs Whitham died of multiple injuries and was identified by DNA analysis.

The inquest was adjourned until May 14 next year.