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Swiss woman dies in crash near Sotogrande

A 41-year old Swiss woman has died in a car crash on the A-7 near Sotogrande, according to a statement issued by the Consorcio de Bomberos de la Provincia de Cádiz, the Cadiz province fire and rescue service.

According to the statement, the woman was travelling in the rear seat of an Audi 3 when it was involved in an accident with a Range Rover Evoque.

The statement and early press reports stated the second car in the accident was a Gibraltar-registered vehicle, but the Chronicle understands this information is incorrect.

According to an eyewitness and official sources in Spain, the second vehicle had a foreign G-reg licence plate but not from Gibraltar, hence the confusion.

The woman was trapped in the back of the Audi and died from her injuries. Two other occupants managed to get out of the damaged vehicle and are being treated in hospital.

According to the statement, the second vehicle was found abandoned about 100 metres from the Audi 3.

The accident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.