Tree crushes car, woman killed in Katoomba

A woman in her 40s was killed in Katoomba last night after a tree fell on a car in Victoria Street.

The driver of the Volvo sedan was trapped in the car and later freed by emergency services. He remains in a serious condition in Westmead Hospital.

A police media spokesman said officers were called to the North Katoomba street about 7pm last night where they found the car under a large fallen tree.

Officers located two occupants inside the car. The female passenger aged in her 40s suffered fatal injuries, while the male driver aged in his 20s was trapped.

The driver was freed after a rescue operation involving Police Rescue, Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance paramedics. He sustained head and chest injuries and was airlifted to Westmead in a serious condition.

Officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.