Woman dies after crashing car into tree

A woman was taken to the hospital after the car she was driving crashed into a tree in North Smithfield on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

A woman died Tuesday after police said the car she was driving struck a tree in North Smithfield.

The 66-year-old woman's name has not been released.

The accident happened at Great Road and Hill View Avenue at about 11:40 a.m.

The woman was trapped inside her car for about 20 minutes. It took two crews from different police departments to get her out.

Police said she was taken by helicopter to the hospital where she later died.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.