PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WPRI) — Portsmouth police are investigating a deadly crash that happened Monday night on Indian Avenue.

Police said the vehicle left the roadway around 7:15 p.m. and hit a tree in the area of Swan Drive.

The driver, 69-year-old Claudia Bell of Middletown, was taken to Newport Hospital where she was later pronounced dead, according to police. She was the only person inside the car at the time of the crash.

Police said speed appeared to be a factor in the crash.