The driver of a car was killed Friday afternoon after she tried to beat a red light, she lost control of her car and struck a tree, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Just after 4:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a single-car collision in the 2300 block of South Judkins Street.
When they arrived, officers found a 57-year-old woman, the only person in the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to witnesses, the woman appeared to try a beat a traffic signal that was about to turn red, when she overcorrected, which caused her car to leave the road and hit a tree.
Southbound traffic was shut down while investigators worked the scene.
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