A KIDDERMINSTER woman died as a result of road traffic collision in her native Italy, a coroner has ruled.

Brigida Saporito, 58, of Lorne Street, was the passenger in a car which collided with crash barriers as she was returning from a Christening to Muro Lucano, where she was visiting relatives with husband Gerardo Saporito.

She was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to hospital in Potenza where she died on Tuesday, June 18, last year.